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Old 01-07-2010, 02:15 PM   #1
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Ok so i got in an accident a year ago... Stupid black ice! in this wreck i managed to do more than enough dmage to the bottom of my car (slid over a curb). The shop that took my car told me that it needed the tranny rebuilt so they did it.... Now the lever will sometime slide from 'D' to '3' on its own. Also it now freely shifts from 'N' into 'R' and i know this can cause a problem!!! however i just be careful not to throw my car into reverse. When i say that it can freely go i mean i dont have to push in to Shift it. So any advice would be appreciated thanks guys!
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Steering column or floor shift?
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Floor shift
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At first I thought a linkage adjustment was in order. Now with more info, I'm thinking a new shifter assembly might be the fix.
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Now question becomes would this be an easy fix or something that would need to be taken in? i have no experiece with cars as of yet
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Can you remove nuts and bolts if we tell you where they are?

If yes..we can give you some confidence and support. that'll get you through it.
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Can you remove nuts and bolts if we tell you where they are?

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You're only going to be needing common tools for this.
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let'* see..

10mm socket
7mm socket or phillips head screwdriver.

That would give you enough to diagnose it. Add a pair of pliers/needlenose, a 13mm socket and you could swap a shifter.
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Well if I ask my friends dad i could prolly use his Service garage when it shuts down for the night and i know he wold have all the tools i need. Plus if theres something i figure out my friend works on cars a good amount we could prolly figure it out
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