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How do i adjust shifter cable so transmission goes into Park?

Trans shifts good, will only crank in Neutral, and rolls away in Park.

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Check the bushings on all linkages for slack. There should be none.

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Hi,you need to jack car off the ground,and put selector in refirst and aply hand brake,undo the gear leaver from the gearbox then manualy put the gear selector in park position then ajust selector linkidge so that it will go back on without pulling the gear selector out fom its position,if it dose not pick up park now there must be something wrong with the gearbox.
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