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    Question column shifter not in sync with transmission, how do I adjust or fix?

    I have a 1989 GMC Sierra c2500. My column shifter is not in sync with my transmission. When it shows park its really in neutral, etc. How can I fix this problem? This happened when I accidentally changed gears while I was replacing my ignition switch.

    All help/advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Last edited by bradyjames; 07-04-2010 at 12:21 AM. Reason: left out vehicle info

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    year make and model is needed. You should build your signature to include this info, just makes it easier for everyone to help diagnose
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    I had a truck that was doing that. For mine, there were some loose bolts on the gear selector under the dash on the steering column about where the brake pedal is. Once I tightened the bolts up, it started to find all gears again. That was on a Ford, so I don't know if chevys are the same.

    Hope I could help.

    Chance
    1995 GMC Sierra 1500
    Ext. Cab
    305 tbi V8
    4L60E auto
    Summit Racing glasspack w/ resonating tip

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    Thanks guys! I have a 1989 GMC Sierra c2500. Sorry I forgot that important info in the first post. I will work on my signature too.
    Last edited by bradyjames; 07-04-2010 at 12:09 AM. Reason: needed revision

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    update!: i solved my own problem. turns out my transmission was aligned with the column shifter, I just had to attach the cable with the clip at the end to the steering column. once I did that I shifted into 1st/low gear and shifted back into park and the indicator seemed to align itself with the proper gear. by adjusting the cable with the clip you can also get your gear indicator centered just right over your gears listed on the column P R N D D2 L (think that is correct order)
    Brady James
    1989 GMC Sierra c2500

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