Mazda 323/626/929/GLC/MX-6/RX-7 1978-1989

Adjustments

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SHIFT LEVER ADJUSTMENT



Front Wheel Drive

The shift lever on most models may be adjusted during transmission installation by means of adjusting shims on the three bolts between the cover plate and the packing. The force required to move the shift knob should be 4.4-8.8 lbs. (2-4 kg).

Four Wheel Drive

See Figure 1

  1. Set the transaxle shift lever (in the vehicle) to the Neutral position.
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  3. On the transaxle, make sure the shift and select levers are also in the Neutral position.
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  5. Remove the shift lever console.
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  7. Disconnect the shift and select cables from the control levers by removing the pins, flat washers and spring clips. The clips must be replaced.
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  9. Make sure the select cable end hole aligns with the select lever pin. If not aligned, loosen cable adjusting nut A and rotate the cable end until the holes are aligned.
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  11. Place the shift lever at the center of its front-to-rear stoke.
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  13. Make sure the select cable end hole aligns with the select lever pin. If not aligned, loosen cable adjusting nut B and rotate the cable end until the holes are aligned.
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  15. Connect the cables.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Shift lever adjustment-1988-89 323 with 4wd

 
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