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I'll do that - but have to leave right now. I'll let you know what happens later. Thanks again...
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Indeed looks that the shift mechanism inside the transmission has a problem. In "P" the park pawl should keep the wheels from turning, besides the fact that the manual valve should not allow any fluid to any band or clutch pack.
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...I rebuilt the shift column and put in new detent plate and adjusted the shift linkage. It starts - so the neutral safety switch appears good but the wheels are turning in reverse....
The steering column is rotated! Reset the steering column by pulling it up to your chest as far as it will go, rotate it correctly, tighten it, THEN do the linkage adjustment (since you now have it out of whack). Put the shift lever in Park and match the linkage at the arm.

When both rear wheels are off the ground and the car is in gear, one rear wheel can rotate forward while the other rotates backward because there is no resistance. That's how the differential's spider gears work without limited slip. If you hold one rear tire solid to the ground, the other wheel (up in the air) will rotate in the correct direction. If the trans is in PARK, no wheel motion should happen. - Dave
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Dave thanks for the suggestion. However when I put it in park by pulling the shift linkage connected at the trans and disconnected at the column, all the way up, it should be in park and yet the wheel still turns.
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Chris, I am not sure you understood what Dave said. There are two bolts underneath the dash that hold the steering shaft or column in place. Loosen those two bolts, and then pull the steering column/wheel up towards your chest as far as it will go. Rotate or turn it as you need to. It will probably help if you have someone who can reach down with a wrench and tighten those two bolts while you are holding it in position, so the steering column does not slip back down.
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Chris, I am not sure you understood what Dave said. There are two bolts underneath the dash that hold the steering shaft or column in place. Loosen those two bolts, and then pull the steering column/wheel up towards your chest as far as it will go. Rotate or turn it as you need to. It will probably help if you have someone who can reach down with a wrench and tighten those two bolts while you are holding it in position, so the steering column does not slip back down.
Chris disconnected the steering arm from the trans linkage at my suggestion. This isolated the problem to the trans and not with the column. I don't think Dave read my suggestion and Chris' response correctly.

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