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post #1 of 2 Old 06-16-2012, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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99 Durango transmission linkage adjustment

There has always been some slop in the linkage. I just finished changing the transmission fluid, filter, adjusted the bands and replaced the pressure sensor etc. I dropped the valve body to see what condition the bands were in so I had to disconnect the linkage at the transmission in order to do so. I can shift the transmission fine manually. For whatever reason the linage seems to be looser now that I have everything back together. I can get it into park (barely) via the column shifter so I really think it is just a matter of adjusting the linkage. Without knowing how to access the adjustment I can't tell if there is room for adjustment. It appears to me that the adjustment is done after the cable leaves the firewall as there is a large round plastic fitting there - Maybe I am losing my mind but I can't figure out how to open the fitting - I don't want to force anything which may require me to replace the entire linkage/cable.
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Did you try adjusting the column shifter? Pull the lower steering column plastic cover, 3 screws I believe and you will see a white wheel that you can turn with your fingers and will move your orange gear indicator in either direction. My gear indicator would not go all the way left into park and this is how I adjusted it.
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