shifter adjustment - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 01-23-2012, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
ilive4cars0122
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 606
shifter adjustment

So for the longest time now my shifter has not been adjusted properly. Not only does it not have the orange marker line up in the slot for each gear, but also after coming out of park i have to gently push it forward for reverse. Has anyone adjusted theirs before? The picture below shows the cables in front of the shifter. I tried spinning these areas with a flat blade screwdriver to adjust them to no avail.



ilive4cars0122 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 01-24-2012, 01:27 AM
ratmonkey
R.I.P.
 
ratmonkey's Avatar
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,793
Pop the shifter off the lever on the trans, push the trans side lever all the way forward. Adjust the cable at the bracket til it pops back on without moving the lever.
Iirc there is a retaining clip on the cable that needs to be popped up before you can adjust it.


You can't adjust from inside the vehicle.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ratmonkey is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 01-24-2012, 02:28 AM
MarkInTombstone
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Tombstone
Posts: 139
These were recalled on our Jeeps. Check if you apply. If so. Freebee!

You'd be doing me a favor if you called me Mark or Tombstone, but not both.
MarkInTombstone is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 01-24-2012, 04:42 AM
KoreaZJ
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: GANGNAM STYLE
Posts: 2,666
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkInTombstone View Post
These were recalled on our Jeeps. Check if you apply. If so. Freebee!
Is this the recall that updates to the newer design with padding so the tranny sound doesn't transmit into the cabin?
KoreaZJ is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 01-24-2012, 04:58 AM
KoreaZJ
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: GANGNAM STYLE
Posts: 2,666
If it's close, I just cycle the shifter button in/out and adjust the tranny cable detent to be in the center of the shifter detent. If the shifter detent puts pressure on the cable, then it's not centered.

KoreaZJ is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 01-24-2012, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
ilive4cars0122
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 606
I could have swore it was a recall as well. The last time I entered my vin on one of the sites people post here it said there were no outstanding recalls. Above my radiator it says it was built to Canada specs though, not sure what that means in terms of u.s. recalls. Anyways thanks for the help guys.
ilive4cars0122 is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 01-24-2012, 12:39 PM
coralman
USER OF PARTS CATALOGS
 
coralman's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: florida
Posts: 7,662
Recall BO2 I think involved the shifter detent mechanism not going fully into park firmly. If you didn't make sure it was in park it could pop out. I found the chrysler kit Part # awhile back but dang if I can find it now. I have to bump mine alittle forward to get the key out but it hasn't annoyed me enough to fix it.
coralman is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 01-24-2012, 01:24 PM
greyhnd
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Huntingburg
Posts: 303
I just looked at my build sheet and there is/was a recall on the Shifter Detent, the recall number is B02.
greyhnd is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 04-25-2012, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
ilive4cars0122
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 606
So unfortunately I never got around to this fix until now and it still annoys me. Anyways I took a look at it today and can someone tell me what I am missing? It will only start in park or neutral but the marker is not aligned in the spot on the shifter. Also to get my reverse lights on after I shift into “reverse” I have to push forward toward park to get the backup lights to engage. Today I took a look at the cable and when it is in “park” the shaft moves a tiny bit, but not much. I guess the part of this procedure im confused about is actually doing the adjusting. The instructions basically say to take the cable off at the mounting bracket and cable eyelet, verify it is in park then put it back on? Is the actual adjuster the clamp looking part you have to squeeze together as you pull it off the bracket? Thanks
Quote:
Originally Posted by KoreaZJ View Post
If it's close, I just cycle the shifter button in/out and adjust the tranny cable detent to be in the center of the shifter detent. If the shifter detent puts pressure on the cable, then it's not centered.

ilive4cars0122 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
249>242 transfer case shifter/shifter bezel questions?? kmd1776 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 19 03-26-2011 05:07 PM
backup light/shifter adjustment CJ7ZJman1 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 3 01-04-2011 08:03 PM
95 ZJ shifter adjustment freakinheep89 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 39 09-21-2010 05:22 PM
VIC 242 adjustment Dillonzj ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 2 08-06-2008 05:44 PM
Shifter adjustment? ercrmr ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 2 08-24-2005 01:00 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome