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I have a 1990 firebird v-6 automatic and the shifter cable needs adjustment. The trans won't go into the selected gear (park). How do I do this?

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    replace cable that selects gears

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The adjustment is going to have to be made on the transmission shift arm.get under the car find the cable and you will see it is hooked to the transmission arm that is where you will have to adjust this for it to go into park .

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