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b5rt
Posted 2017-02-22 8:31 PM (#534543)
Subject: Nothing in drive



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Rebuilt transmission and new gear selector cable. I installed and adjusted cable according to the FSM. Fluid is at proper level.

R button engages reverse
N button puts transmission in neutral
D button does nothing until engaging 1 or 2
2 and 1 buttons engage in forward gear

This is a fresh restoration and I haven't driven the car except to turn around in driveway. It won't engage forward gears in drive until I select either 2 or 1.

I'm thinking it's a cable adjustment. Would I need to spin the locking wheel in or out to get it to engage gear in drive? Or have I got a different issue? This is the first push button transmission I've dealt with.
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Shep
Posted 2017-02-22 9:05 PM (#534545 - in reply to #534543)
Subject: Re: Nothing in drive



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Get an applicable shop manual and the procedure is clearly outlined. I would agree the cables slightly out of adjustment, doesn't take much to cause this, when you drive it in 2 cnd, does it shift properly?

Edited by Shep 2017-02-22 9:08 PM
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Old Transmission Man
Posted 2017-03-02 12:58 PM (#535021 - in reply to #534543)
Subject: Re: Nothing in drive


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I am brand new to this site, having stumbled upon it. I see your question but am not certain what vehicle you are discussing. Since I see you have Mopar's and are discussing a locking wheel I'm going with the 1960 DeSoto. I would highly recommend giving as much info as possible such as transmission model, engine size, etc. If the cable is adjusted properly, and the fact Reverse and the other gears seem to work it could be, it sounds like a sprag (one way clutch) put in wrong. Again just shooting in the dark here. Hope this helps.
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finsruskw
Posted 2017-03-02 5:05 PM (#535030 - in reply to #535021)
Subject: Re: Nothing in drive



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I think you need to start from scratch and do the complete adjustment procedure as printed in the FSM that pertains to your car.
for example, the 300-F set-up is quite involved as you might imagine w/2 carbs operated via a bell crank. It is a PITA for sure.

I believe you start on the engine end with everything loose. Then the 1st step involves correctly positioning the mount on the firewall in relation to the main carb rod and go from there. IIRC it has to do w/a short 3/16" rod inserted through slots in the mount to hold it in position while you get the correct floor to acc pedal measurement in degrees. and tighten the carb rod.

Good luck!
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57chizler
Posted 2017-03-02 5:58 PM (#535039 - in reply to #535021)
Subject: Re: Nothing in drive



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Old Transmission Man - 2017-03-02 9:58 AM

it sounds like a sprag (one way clutch) put in wrong.


That was my first thought too but pushing the 2 button gives forward drive and 2 would still take off the same as in Drive (and Drive doesn't work). More likely cable adjustment or shifter malfunction.

BTW, welcome to the board.
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b5rt
Posted 2017-04-23 5:34 PM (#538698 - in reply to #534543)
Subject: Re: Nothing in drive



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Finally got time to get under it and start from scratch. The cable adjustment was right on so I moved to the adjustment of the rods. Put the 3/16 rod in and adjust the rod to the transmission which was correct too. Then went to the carb rod which is where I had made my mistake... I believe I had left the rod in place when making this adjustment the first time.

All is well and it now engages the transmission in Drive as well as Reverse.

Thanks for the input.
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57chizler
Posted 2017-04-24 2:35 PM (#538768 - in reply to #538698)
Subject: Re: Nothing in drive



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Confusing. The mechanical (TP) linkage has nothing to do with the transmission going into gear or not.
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