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    Several years ago I had a deep well trans oil pan installed with a filter change. Ever since I have problems starting the engine 7 out of 10 times it will click like a bad battery or starter motor. have had both replaced and still having issues. It always eventually starts after much embarrassment in parking lots and offers to jump it. Is there any relationship to a possible stretched trans shift cable? I have lost my reverse lockout also, mechanic says its the shifter needs to be replaced but good luck with that. Button on shifter goes down but never comes back up until shifted to Park again. Just nuisance problems but thought I'd throw it out in case someone has some insight! Love this site and all the know how you guys have. Bill (ClassicTy)

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    It almost sounds as if the shifter cable bracket has gotten bent. It doesnt take much to throw it out of alignment and it wont properly get into gear or go into park....and it makes sense if youve changed the pan.

    If you look on the driver side of the pan next to the propshaft, there is a bracket that cable sits in (bracket has 2 bolts that go into the pan). With a set of pliers you can gently bend the bracket forward or backwards and change the position of the cable.

    Definitely a starting point to look at that doesnt cost anything to test.

    As far as cable stretching, yes it does happen....however, they arent very hard to replace and are available. http://www.sportmachines.net/store/d...ble-700r4.html
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    • #3
      Originally posted by ClassicTy View Post
      Several years ago I had a deep well trans oil pan installed with a filter change. Ever since I have problems starting the engine 7 out of 10 times it will click like a bad battery or starter motor. have had both replaced and still having issues. It always eventually starts after much embarrassment in parking lots and offers to jump it. Is there any relationship to a possible stretched trans shift cable? I have lost my reverse lockout also, mechanic says its the shifter needs to be replaced but good luck with that. Button on shifter goes down but never comes back up until shifted to Park again. Just nuisance problems but thought I'd throw it out in case someone has some insight! Love this site and all the know how you guys have. Bill (ClassicTy)
      Bill,
      Welcome. I read your post. Something comes to my mind as I read your specific problems, both of them: (shifter cable and starting issue). If an engine is not grounded properly or has a bad ground the shifter cable can become the only ground path. If this happens shifter cables stretch due to the current load flowing to ground thru the cable itself it can heat up. The shifter cable covering can melt and other issues like hard starting. Check that your grounds are in place and make some if they are not.
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      • #4
        Adam, Keith,
        Thanks for the info. I will look into both these issues and let you know what I find. Thanks. You guys are great!!!

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