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Auto Trans Linkage Adj after Lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 79Guy, Jan 9, 2001.

  1. 79Guy

    79Guy 1/2 ton status

    Jul 8, 2000
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    Southeastern VA
    Hello All,

    Just completed the 1" ORD body lift + bushings. Whew, it feels like more than a 1" increase.

    I have an auto trans, with shift on the column. Looks like my linkage is messed up. Gears don't line up w/ the indicator, and PARK won't start, as it thinks it is in gear.

    I haven't adjusted this linkage before. Was looking for guidance, advice, directions, etc.


    '79 Guy
    1 Blazer - 7 Children
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  2. Russell Keys

    Russell Keys 1/2 ton status

    Mar 16, 2000
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    Huntsville, TX
    I know with a 3" body lift mine came with a section of slick rod about 3" long that had to be welded in the shift linkage to lengthen it. I would assume that even with a 1" lift the linkage would still need to be lengthened to compensate. Hope this helps-Russell
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

    May 31, 2000
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    Georgetown, TX
    There's a steel rod, maybe 3/8's of an inch in diameter that links to the shift lever on the drivers side of the tranny . Look closely, right near the tranny and you'll see a bolt that locks the rod to that lever. Loosen that bolt and you can adjust it in and out a bit. With a 1-inch lift, there's probably enough slack that you can adjust out the difference. If it's too short, you'll need to weld an extension onto the shift rod to make up the difference.

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