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Go to a salvage yard or dealership of said vehicle and get another indicator. You've already had it apart so you know what to do. That little string is permanently attached to the indicator and the little clip, there is no adjustment. Just change it and push the clip on where it goes on the column sleeve.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would take it back to the person that rebuilt it and make them fix it again or get your money back if you can
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
SOURCE: loose shift selector indicator
The shifter problem is likely related to worn nylon bushings on the shifter or a broken shifter quadrant (the PRNDL). You will need to disassemble the center console in order to pin down the problem. Procedure is found in the shop manual.
The shifter problem and the gear shift hesitation are likely NOT related. Usually, a delay in shifting is due to being low on automatic transmission fluid. Check your fluid with the engine running, and warm, car in PARK (be sure the parking brake is on for safety's sake.)
The transmission fluid dip stick has a red pull top and is at the rear of the engine. With a clean rag or paper towel, clean any fluid or dirt from the bottom of the stick and reinsert it into the tube. Pull the dip stick out the second time and note the fluid level. If it's between the top and bottom marks, it's OK UNLESS:
1) There is no fluid indicated: Add sufficient Dexron III or Dextron IV to bring the fluid to the correct level. (Remember that the dfistance betweeen the marks is in PINTS, not quarts like the oil.) Do not overfill the transmission.
2) Fluid should be ruby red in color and have a neutral "oily" smell. If the fluid has a slight yellowish color or smells "burned", you may have internal damage in the transmission. Best thing to do in this case is to have the transmission fluid and filter changed and proceed from there on your trouble shooting.
Best of luck,
Dr of Motors
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
I had this exact problem on my 2005 5.3L Suburban... It would shift into 1 and 2 and reverse, but not 3 and 4.
I took it into a transmission shop, and he said the 3-4 shift solenoid was burned up. Wanted 1500 to fix it. Far from home, so I have to pay it.
Posted on May 31, 2009
not an unsual problem nor is it an issue problem, the steering column will have to come apart, any local garage can fix it
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
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