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Subject: [oletrucks] sticky shifter
From: Rkoenigkr@cs.com
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 11:50:19 EDT
I had this problem at one time on a '51 PU.  The suggestions to adjust the 
linkage box are good ones.  However, if the problem is shifting from 1st to 
2nd only, I found that the problem sometimes is a worn gear selector.  Try 
this simple check:
Without removing the transmission, take the linkage plate off the side of the 
transmission and check the gides that position the gears.  Look for uneven 
wear on one side of one guide.  I found in my situation that I had 
significant wear in one guide.  I replaced it and did not have any further 
'53 Chevy PU

In a message dated 5/9/2000 10:44:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
bkn6@airmail.net writes:

<< My stock 49 3100 has a 3 on the tree shifter that will (sometimes) lock
 up when shifting from 1st to 2nd. When I say "locks up" I mean that the
 tranny gets stuck in 1st and will not shift into any other gear. This
 doesn't happen all of the time but when it does I have to get out, crawl
 under the truck, and push the shifter arm forward on the tranny. It only
 happens going from 1st to 2nd.
 As far as I can tell, the shifter rods are not bent, all of the
 clearances are good (between rods and arms) and nothing seems out out of
 the ordinary. I have followed the shop manual installation instructions
 to the letter at least 3 times, and still have the problem. The tranny
 was rebuilt before I put it back in the truck, I've had 3 different
 tranny guys (all with old trucks) look at it, and no one seems to know
 whats going on.
 Does this happen to anyone else, or better yet, would anyone know how to
 go about fixing it?
 Brad Newman
 49 3100
 24 1 ton
 Coppell, Texas >>
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