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Old 08-02-2010, 04:25 PM
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Default Gear Selection

For some reason my transmission will not shift into low. I removed the linkage from the column and manually moved the transmission shift linkage and there are only five selections. When I am driving if i try and shift into low it will downshift to first but it does not actually stay in the low selection. Once I have tried to engage low it will stay in first gear through out the rpm range. I then have to select d2 to get it to shift into second. Has anyone had any experience this or is this how a Cruise-O-Matic from a 1959 should behave? Thanks
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:19 PM
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Gary thanks for the post and answer on the cruise-o-matic operation. Ray perhaps we can pick this thread up and place Gary's post in our technical section...

Jason: If it helps, with the driving speed and amount of miles we put on our 58 & 60 they are always in D2. The others may chime in as well, as to their driving habits.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:14 PM
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Thank you guys very much for the replies. Well with a lot of tinkering, adjustment of the linkage and adjustment of the detent plate, I was able to correct the problem. I now have all of the gear selections in working order.
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Default Throttle to Transmission Linkage

Does anyone by any chance happen to have a picture of their throttle to transmission linkage where the adjustment point is. I have a feeling mine is a bit off, it is almost all the way adjusted out. Thanks again!
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:48 PM
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Default Gear Selection

I have already grabbed the pix and will grab the thread for the TRL. It is good information. Me, I drive in D1, which is what I was told we should drive in. That is what those instructions say also, for normal driving..

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