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How to adjust transmission shifter dial in dashboard

Shifter dial out of alignment when you shift gearshift

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To adjust the shifter you will need to reise the truck and support the front with jackstands. Block the rear tires. Slide under the truck and look at the shifting rod coming from the steering column. Loosen the the lock screw on the adjustment swivel. Pull bback on the shifting rod and hold pressure on rod while tighting the lock screw. This should take care of the problem. Remember if the shifting rod does not slide freely then clean it off before trying to adjust. Hope this will help you.

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REMOVAL
1. Remove air cleaner and air intake hose assembly.
2. Remove center dash trim panel.
3. Remove center console cup holder assembly.
4. Remove floor console assembly.
5. Remove console side panels.
6. Remove Transmission Control Module ftMJ bracket.
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8. Remove shifter cable from transaxle operating lever by removing nut and clip.
9. Remove shifter cable from shifter lever assembly by removing clip.
10. Remove shifter cable from shifter lever mechanism.
11. Remove cable from firewall grommet by removing grommet assembly nuts.
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ADJUSTMENT
Lift and rotate the gearshift hand lever into the park (F9 gate position and remove the ignition
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1. Park the vehicle on level ground and set the parking brake.
2. Place the gearshift lever in park (F9 gate position and remove key.
3. Loosen the cable adjustment screw at the transaxle operating lever.
4. Pull the transaxle operating lever fully forward to the park detent position.
5. Release the park brake, then rock the vehicle to assure it is in park lock. Reset the park
brake.
6. Tighten the cable adjustment screw to 8 Nm (10 inch Ibs.J. Gearshift cable should now be
properly adjusted.
1. Check adjustment by usinq the precedinq procedure.



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SECTION 307-05: Automatic Transaxle/Transmission External Controls 2000 Villager Workshop Manual
GENERAL PROCEDURES Cable Adjustment —Shift Control
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  1. Move the gearshift lever through the entire shifting range.
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