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If you own a rear wheel drive you will have to have two people to make it easier on you. climb underneath and look on the side of the trans. you will see a bar that comes down or a cable that attaches to it and you will adjust it from there. have the person inside hold the vehicle in park while you undo the nut that holds assembly together. dont take it all the way off though and dont lose the spacer. you will pull the rod either up or down or the cable forward or backward. once everything is loose keep in mind you can easily change geers from underneath so chock the tires so it doesnt roll on you. it may take a couple times trying to adjust it to get it where you want but thats how its done.

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