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Re: How does a push button tranny work???

From: Kenny J.
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Date: December 13, 2002
Time: 10:32:01


A couple of quick additions to Bob's great reply.....if the indicator shows only two forwad positions such as "Drive" and "Low", the tranny is a two-speed Powerflite. If it has three forward positions, it's a Torqueflite. Though the following is unlikely, there is a possibility the internal shoes on the parking brake drum are stuck against the drum itself. As Bob pointed out, the shifter cable is probably out of adjustment. But please have the car securely locked in place before climbing underneath it and trying to free up the transmission shifter. Years ago, a neighbor of my parents died when he became frustrated with his '64 Cadillac after the shifter linkage stuck in park. He slithered under the car, worked the linkage into neutral and the car rolled before he could get out from underneath it. A front tire crushed his chest. Another person in the same neighborhood had a close call when the same thing happened with his '61 Buick.


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