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Johnny D.

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« on: September 20, 2008, 08:09:09 PM »


the starter is fine...

the problem seems to be, the car doesnt know the shifter lever is in park... so you go and turn the key and nothing happens... but if you grab the lever and move it around in the park selection (while still trying to start the car) eventually it finds the sweet spot and starts... but the problem is that it seems that sweet spot is getting harder to find...

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 08:24:05 PM »

Neutral safety switch.........need a new one or it's out of adjustment

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 08:24:40 PM »


i thought thats what they called it... wasnt sure!

who wants to tell me how to adjust it...

oh Lea ol buddy ol pal of mine..........?

or anyone really...

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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008, 08:45:04 PM »




The case is in the upper left corner. Below it are the cooler line
fittings, the shifter shaft seal, and neutral start switch. The neutral
start switch performs a couple of functions. It allows the engine to be
started when the transmission is in only park or neutral range and it
controls the electrical current to the reverse lights when the
transmission is in reverse gear (This type of neutral switch has been
used since 1969. 1968 and earlier cars had the reverse lights
controlled from a switch on the steering column or console shifter).

"The next thing you should check is the linkage; both the throttle and
shift linkage. Improper throttle linkage will give early, soft shifts
or late, firm shifts. Check this for correct adjustment often. The
shift linkage can be easily checked by insuring that the engine starts
only in neutral and park. Generally this will set the other gear
positions correctly."

http://www.allpar.com/mopar/transmissions/torqueflite-tom-hand.html


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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2008, 08:51:49 PM »

Well lea set up my linkage pretty good while i was at hobbys... this has been going on... a few days now... too bad that pic doesnt show up at allpar either...

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 01:46:35 AM »


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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2008, 06:00:34 AM »

You been doing frame twisting start ups again?
 
All that work and you're STILL only getting 10 MPG.
 
Until this is resolved, slip it in neutral.
 
Seems to me Lea said something was bent when he adjusted the trans and he traightened it.  I never saw it.
 
PUT OIL IN IT STUPID
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2008, 06:50:19 AM »

When I began adjusting the kickdown linkage,the dam rod FELL OUT of the lever in the trans.I had to re-connect it.
Mobby complained- and I also noticed that the selector was outa whack .D was neutral,2 was drive.
When I was under there,it appears that when the motor mount was broken,the engine/trans was lifting and bent the linkage between the frame and trans.
I made the adjustments with P shifting through the detents.
It was fine then.
I ensured that everything was tightened up knowing full well that Meat Mountain will be manning the controls!! LOL!!
Gorilla hands are tweaking the shifter trying to find the "sweet spot" <sigh>
Use your parking brake all the time and start the car in neutral.
Either the neutral safety switch is worn or the linkage needs re-adjusting.
Switch is a cheap ten dollar part.
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2008, 03:53:08 PM »

Quote from: CBarge
When I began adjusting the kickdown linkage,the dam rod FELL OUT of the lever in the trans.I had to re-connect it.
Mobby complained- and I also noticed that the selector was outa whack .D was neutral,2 was drive.
When I was under there,it appears that when the motor mount was broken,the engine/trans was lifting and bent the linkage between the frame and trans.
I made the adjustments with P shifting through the detents.
It was fine then.
I ensured that everything was tightened up knowing full well that Meat Mountain will be manning the controls!! LOL!!
Gorilla hands are tweaking the shifter trying to find the "sweet spot" <sigh>
Use your parking brake all the time and start the car in neutral.
Either the neutral safety switch is worn or the linkage needs re-adjusting.
 
Are you kidding?  $10.00 part?  He owes everyone and their Uncle 400 bucks!
 
When you come up here for the trans service, I'll look at it PITA
 
Hey Cupcake!  you shouldn't own a car.  You need a scooter.  
 
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2008, 07:35:45 PM »

your a riot steve... a riot i tell you...

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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2008, 03:30:19 PM »

i've replaced the neutral switch and the car still does it...

i've found that no amount of shifting the trans around lever really solves the problem leaving me sitting and turning the key to a dead system. however if i bang the steering wheel with a tap then try to start her, it catches and we're off.

so something in the coloum is out of order, my brake lights have returned to being out also, i noticed that the brake light switch goes into the coloum too... so this leaves me thinking inside there its a mess...

any advice of gettin inside the coloum and what to look for?

ALSO HOBBY when are we attacking this trans... we gotta talk 3rd members and heating too...

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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2008, 03:32:02 PM »

Solution: Remove new motor mount and new carb and place onto another car.....junk present car 

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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2008, 03:35:53 PM »

you're a pal bobby....



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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2008, 04:56:03 PM »

Mobby..
JUST FIX IT!!
Seriously,before Nadine is destroyed,get the brakes running on the Caddooac,and in your spare time address all the issues she has been presenting to you.
I suspect that the steering wheel will have to be pulled,and replace the turn-sig switch and ignition switch the same time.If you had smoke waffing from the column, in the past,she was trying to tell you something.If you had not done the MAD wiring conversion do it at the same time.Takes a load off the ammeter guage and ignition switch making the car's electrical system more reliable.
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2008, 05:20:10 PM »

That'd be good and all, except for the fact that he sold the Junk...  And what's this MAD conversion?

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