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83 TA shifter lockout problem


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#1 jhoggarth

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 06:20 AM

Newbie here folks. i have an 83 TA daytona 500. i can shift into any gear at any time without pushing the shifter's release button or having to be completely stopped. it shifts freely at any time so it is possible for me to be driving and push the shifter from D to R or P at any time by just pushing the shifter forward, the opposite is also true. what gives!?! this just started one day out of the blue. it still shifts into all gears just fine. the release button pops in and out when pushed just fine as well. PLEASE HELP!

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#2 84ta406

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 06:43 AM

If i remember right theres a small cable under the shifter thats supposed to lock/unlock the shifter when the button is pushed. I would start by looking there.

#3 jhoggarth

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:07 PM

If i remember right theres a small cable under the shifter thats supposed to lock/unlock the shifter when the button is pushed. I would start by looking there.



THERE IS A SPRING THAT KEEPS THE U SHAPED METAL PIECE THAT HAS ONE SIDE IN THE SHIFTER TUBE AND THE OTHER IS FLAT USED TO LOCKOUT NEUTRAL AND PARK. THE SPRING THAT SUSPENDS THAT U METAL PIECE IN PLACE AND ONE END HAD BROKEN OFF. REBENT END OF SPRING AND REPLACED.....WORKS GREAT NOW. THANKS FOR THE ADVICE.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:27 PM

Thanks for the update Jamie, but it looks like your caps button is locked. I will move this to the issues resolved forum.




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