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Shifter linkage will not align on 97 200sx with standard tranny

Replaced tranny and linkage will not line up. linkage is about 1 inch too short to line up.

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You may have the wrong transmission type. the shifters are sort of universal on those cars. like the 5 speed can fit the se or se-r.

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U mean on the shifter irself inside the car?? If so, u just unscrew it, but won't solve ur problem at all.

Instead replace the 2 plastic link kits located on top of the tranny. They are about 3 inches long and they can be popped off with a little prying. Costs about 30 bucks for the pair, even less.

Also for the shifter itself it can be adjusted by the dealer but must be done on a lift. Go to the dealer if the 2 linkages are replaced and still doesn't shift properly.

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