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Most of these linkages have nylon bushings and washers and so if there is wear and tear on the links or washers the gear levers may be too wobbly.
You need to check under for the play on all these links and perhaps use the gear link repair kit on your model.

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Item Part Number Description 10 3F609 Tilt Wheel Handle and Shank 11 7361 Column Shift Selector Lever Plunger 12 7210 Gearshift Lever 13 3D657 Steering Column Shaft 14 7B071 Transmission Control Selector Lever Plunger Spring 15 7G357 Gearshift Lever Pin 16 7212 Shift Tube 17 N806582 Tilt Column Pivot Screw 18 7C464 Transmission Control Selector Lever Spring Clip 19 7E400 Gearshift Tube Bushing Clamp 20 - Spacer (Fixed Column) 21 3E729 Steering Shaft (Fixed Column) 22 3F527 Lever Assembly (Manual Transmission) 23 3F530 Pin (Manual Transmission) 24 3F752 Brake Shift Interlock Solenoid 25 7335 Gearshift Lever Socket Bushing 26 7A216 Transmission Shift Selector Position Insert 27 7302 Transmission Selector Lever Arm and Support 28 7E395 Shift Cable and Bracket 29 7210 Gearshift Lever 30 3E691 Steering Column Lock Pawl

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  2. Reposition the M-terminal stud weather cover.
  3. Clean the epoxy coating from the M-terminal stud.
  4. Loosen the M-terminal stud nut.
  5. Remove the cable from the M-terminal stud.
  6. Remove the solenoid bolts.
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  8. Note that the spring (3) is positioned against the drive gear lever (1) and the drive gear lever is placed inside the solenoid plunger loop (2).

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    Fig. Spring (3) is positioned against the drive gear lever (1) and the drive gear lever is placed inside the solenoid plunger loop (2)
  9. Remove the solenoid housing.
  10. If necessary, remove the solenoid plunger and spring.
To install:
  1. If necessary, install the solenoid plunger and spring.
  2. Using Three Bond silicone 1207B, GM P/N 97720043, seal the starter solenoid attachment area.
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    Fig. Make sure that the drive gear lever (1) is properly installed into the solenoid plunger (2) loop
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  9. Reposition the M-terminal stud weather cover.
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    Fig. Spring (3) is positioned against the drive gear lever (1) and the drive gear lever is placed inside the solenoid plunger loop (2)
  9. Remove the solenoid housing.
  10. If necessary, remove the solenoid plunger and spring.
To install:
  1. If necessary, install the solenoid plunger and spring.
  2. Using Three Bond silicone 1207B, GM P/N 97720043, seal the starter solenoid attachment area.
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    Fig. Make sure that the drive gear lever (1) is properly installed into the solenoid plunger (2) loop
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  4. Install the solenoid bolts and tighten the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  5. Wipe the excess silicone pressed out during the solenoid installation from around the base of the solenoid to make a weather proof seal.
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  7. Tighten the M-terminal stud nut and tighten the nut to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  8. Using Three Bond silicone 1207B, GM P/N 97720043, seal the M-terminal stud connection.
  9. Reposition the M-terminal stud weather cover.
  10. Bench test the starter in a free-run condition prior to installation.
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