Automatic transmission shifter seems loose

Tiny
DMCAGLE
  • 1982 JEEP CJ7
  • 170,000 MILES

When putting it in gear it dont really feel like its in the slot it is really loose and almost moves freely. Is there a way to tighten this up?

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Saturday, October 6th, 2012 AT 4:58 PM

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Tiny
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You need to check for worn bushes and linkages. If any are worn or damaged, replacing them should solve the problem.

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Saturday, October 6th, 2012 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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I just got a tranny rebuild would it be on the trans or will it be in the steering column

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 1:28 AM
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If problem was not there prior to trans rebuild, it should be at trans side. You need to check to confirm.

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 1:31 AM
Tiny
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I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU SLIPPED BY ME!

I'M GONNA SQUARE YOU AWAY!

I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THIS IS NORMAL 30 YEAR WEAR OR POSSIBLE H. ELL DAMAGE

I MOSTLY MESS WITH CJs W/ STANDARD TRANSMISSIONS. BUT I CAN STEER YOU TOWARDS STUFF THAT MAY HELP YOU.I CAN ALSO HELP YOU WITH OTHER STUFF TOO. JUST ASK!

OK HERE'S THE DEAL

----A FACTORY MANUAL (SOME DISTORTIONS FROM BEING SCANNED). THIS IS THE BEST MANUAL YOU CAN USE

INSTALL "JEEP CJ 7"

THEN "1982"

THEN CHASSIS-STEERING COLUMNS (4,076KB)

DEPENDING ON WHERE THE SLOP IS---YOU MAY NEED A PIN---A BEARING--MAYBE THE WHOLE COLLAR--ETC.

SOMETIMES YOU CAN DRILL THE PIVOT HOLE A LITTLE LARGER TO MAKE IT A "PERFECT CIRCLE" AGAIN, THEN USE A LARGER PIN IN THE NEW HOLE

LOOKIN' THRU IMAGES SOMETIMES HELPS YOU FIND WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT ENGINE YOU GOT. TRAC-LOC?

WHAT WAS WRONG, THAT REQUIRED THE REBUILDING?

PICS ARE NICE FOR US TO GO BY + WE LIKE TO SEE WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON. ANY MORE QUESTIONS. KEEP ASKING AT THIS POST

THE MEDIC

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 3:22 AM

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