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Techical Discussions => Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN => Topic started by: mike on December 01, 2010, 02:19:26 AM

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Post by: mike on December 01, 2010, 02:19:26 AM
The shift buttons stopped working on my 59 Chrysler Saratoga. i backed it in, and the next day the forwaed gears wouldn't engage. Reverse still works. Any suggestions?(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif)
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Post by: Steve on December 01, 2010, 06:04:43 AM
possibly the cable is binding.  Or it's not the cable, it's the trans itself.
 
These are tough to diagnose.  The cable usually kinks behind the shifter on the dash. 
 
Has there been any other indications of trouble leading up to this?
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Post by: Snotty on December 01, 2010, 01:42:47 PM
How's your fluid level?  If it's low sometimes your transmission will not ingage.  Might be worth checking....
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Post by: Stitcherbob on December 01, 2010, 03:01:08 PM
Polaraco's 59 Saratoga needed a quart of ATF for the trans to engage back before it was hit by that tractor-trailer in my yard....leaked out of the dipstick o-ring over time I guess....

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Post by: Steve on December 01, 2010, 03:53:10 PM
It was the shifter cable O-Ring.  I kept telling you that
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Post by: Stitcherbob on December 01, 2010, 08:10:09 PM
one of those.......

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Post by: mike on December 03, 2010, 02:41:05 AM
Thanks. Fluid level is fine.  No indications. I haven't pulled the shifter control yet (cold outside) but I will try that . I appreciate the help!


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Post by: Snotty on December 03, 2010, 11:09:21 AM
Please forgive my potential insult: did you check the level while the motor was running?
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Post by: steve fogel on December 04, 2010, 09:26:15 AM
Yeah that's where my 58 Belvedere leaked from the O-ring on the shifter cable where it inserts into the transmission.   There's a place in MI that makes replacement cables.

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Post by: Steve on December 04, 2010, 03:52:11 PM
Imperial Services.  Steve is his name. I remember when he started
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Post by: Steve on January 15, 2011, 07:40:15 AM
I know what it is. . .   Bob, it's the same car. 
 
It's probably out of adjustment and the cable needs lube.  That's the one leaburn put some RTV on for me and he messed with the adjustment.  There's nothing wrong with the trans. . .   It's the owner who is really out of adjustment.  I just found out who this guy is and he is NOT WELCOME HERE