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4wd shifter sitting weird


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#1 myfinalcoffinx

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 08:09 PM

My 1982 GL wagon's 4wd shift lever sits weird, and let me explain.

A couple years ago, right after I got the car, the engine gave out and we had to get it swapped. That was fine, but when that happened, for some reason, the person who dropped it in hooked something up weird and now the shift lever doesn't sit "flush" to the panel like it did before. Now, instead of sitting at 0 degrees, it is at approximately 20 degrees and whenever I slow too fast to a stop (or even sometimes from "freeway speed" to "offramp speed"), it pushes it even further up, sometimes nearly engaging the 4wd.

So my question is this: where should I look for a solution? Is it a matter of an adjustment or what. I've poked around a little bit, but I'm unable to locate the reason it sits weird.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Kevin

#2 MilesFox

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 12:24 AM

unscrew the shifter knob and take op the cover plate. remove the 6 screws and the metal ring to take up the innere boot. the inner boot is fixed to the 4wd lever so you will have to inside-out the boot

there you will see the 4wd lever connected to the rod to the tranny. chances are this rod is on upside down, the rod should be on the bottom and the mounting tab cacing up vertically. if its the other way around then there is your problem

#3 NoahDL88

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 12:36 AM

Miles, is there anything about Subaru's you don't know?

#4 myfinalcoffinx

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 02:35 AM

It's kinda late, and I don't feel like checking right now, but lets suppose that is the problem, how do you recommend I fix it? Is it worth it, and is it time consuming?

Thanks!

unscrew the shifter knob and take op the cover plate. remove the 6 screws and the metal ring to take up the innere boot. the inner boot is fixed to the 4wd lever so you will have to inside-out the boot

there you will see the 4wd lever connected to the rod to the tranny. chances are this rod is on upside down, the rod should be on the bottom and the mounting tab cacing up vertically. if its the other way around then there is your problem



#5 myfinalcoffinx

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 08:13 PM

As it turns out, there is an adjustment that I missed my first go-around. I had to pull the rear-most panel off (the one that holds the parking brake.) In there, there is a plate with an adjustment for the exact purpose of moving the lever. Made the proper adjustment, and haven't had a problem since!

#6 ShawnW

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 09:32 PM

Cool. My money was on the pitch stopper being gone or not tight.




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