Mitsubishi Galant/Mirage/Diamante 1990-2000

Park/Neutral Position Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1990-97 Mirage and 1990-93 Galant


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Fig. Typically, the park/neutral position switch is located on the top of the transaxle

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Disconnect the selector cable from the lever.
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  5. Remove the two retaining screws and lift off the switch.
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To install:

  1. Mount and position new switch. Do not tighten the bolts until the switch is adjusted.
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  3. Connect selector cable and adjust switch.
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  5. After installation and adjustment make sure the engine only starts in the P and N selections. Also check that the reverse lights operate only in the R selection.
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1994-00 Galant and 1998-00 Mirage
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the nut attaching the shift control cable from the transaxle manual shaft lever. Position the control cable out of the way.
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  5. Place the manual shaft lever in the Neutral position, remove the nut and the manual shaft lever.
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  7. Detach the park/neutral switch electrical connector.
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  9. Remove the park/neutral switch mounting bolts and remove the switch from the transaxle manual shaft.
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To install:

  1. Install the park/neutral switch to the transaxle manual shaft and install the switch mounting bolts. Do not tighten the mounting bolts until the switch is adjusted.
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  3. Install the manual shaft lever to the park/neutral switch with the nut. Make sure that the shaft lever is in the Neutral position.
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  5. Adjust the switch in the following manner: turn the switch body until the hole in the body of the switch aligns with the hole in the manual shaft lever. Insert a drill bit or equivalent into the holes. Tighten the switch mounting bolts to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
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  7. Attach the electrical connector.
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  9. Install the control cable to the manual shaft lever with the nut. Adjust the cable so that there is no slack in the cable and that the selector lever moves smoothly.
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  11. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Check for proper starting and proper reverse light operation.
  12.  

Diamante
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  


CAUTION
Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.

  1. Disconnect the selector cable from the lever.
  2.  
  3. Remove the two retaining screws and lift off the switch.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Install the lever, tighten the bolts only hand tight.
  2.  
  3. Rotate switch body so the manual control lever 0.20 inch (5mm) hole and the switch body 0.20 inch (5mm) holes are aligned.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the mounting bolts to 7-8 ft. lbs. (10-12 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Connect the selector cable to the lever.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  
  11. After installation and adjustment make sure the engine only starts in the P and N selections. Also check that the reverse lights operate only in the R selection.
  12.  

ADJUSTMENT



1990-97 Mirage and 1990-93 Galant
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and locate the neutral safety switch on the top of the transaxle.
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NOTE
Apply parking brake and chock wheels before placing transaxle into the N position

  1. At the transmission, loosen the shift cable adjustment nut. Inside the vehicle place the gearshift selector lever in N .
  2.  
  3. Place the manual shift control lever in N .
  4.  
  5. Loosen neutral safety switch mounting screws and rotate switch body so the manual control lever 0.20 in. (5mm) hole and the switch body 0.20 in. (5mm) holes are aligned.
  6.  
  7. Tighten switch body mounting bolts to 7-8 ft. lbs. (10-12 Nm).
  8.  
  9. At the shift cable adjusting nut, gently pull cable to remove any slack. Tighten locknut to 8 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Verify that the switch lever moves to positions corresponding to each position of the selector lever. Connect the negative battery terminal.
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  13. Make sure the engine only starts in the P and N positions. Also make sure the reverse lights operate only in R selection.
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