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Hi! I've just installed my newly rebuilt 4 speed Toploader transmission into my 1966 Mustang. I had a mechanic take the tranny out, so I'm putting it back in. Here's my question: How do I adjust the linkage from the shifter to the transmission with shift rods. Is it as easy as placing them back on and sitting in the car with someone under the car to get the gear shifting correct?

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generally the first place I would look is under the hood at the linkage on the transmission. it's has a lever with a bracket for the cable.generally the hard shifting is due to a poor adjustment where the lever does not travel as far as it should. first step is to remove the cable from the shifter bar. then move the shifter bar to the park position manually. you will notice you will have to loosen the jam nut for the cable this will allow you to move the cable into the right adjustment. once you have done the adjustment tighten down the jam nut and rehook the cable to the shifter bar you will find that you can shift into park more easily... please rate

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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SOURCE: 1966 mustang will not shift up when driving.

The transmission probably needs a basic maintenance,try changing the transmission filter and fluid,this may clear the problem right up.Check the fluid t see if its a reddish brown color and cloudy,if it is its time to be changed.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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This happen to my aunts GMC yukon at I hop and the solution was a cable under the truck was disconnected and just needed to be reconnected.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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The gear is a bad one too. go for a new transmission please.

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Try adjusting the air-feul mixture or just turn the idle up a little bit. For either of these there would be a screw adjustment near carb

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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