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Oct 12, 2022, 12:28 PM

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Changing out a starter I smacked the transmission cable, no apparent damage but it knocked it in to neutral.

Did I damage anything internally or do I need to do anything before starting?

Hammer Time
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Oct 12, 2022, 12:55 PM

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First, there is no 3.6 engine option for this vehicle.

Smacked the transmission cable? No damage?

I don't know what you did here but I doubt there is any internal trans damage. The cable on the other hand may or may not be damaged. The cable has a slip joint adjuster on the end that can adjust the cable correctly.

Be very careful when you start this as it may start in drive or reverse.


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Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 12, 2022, 1:00 PM

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I only think I know what happened. General on stuff like this is there's what I'll call a turnbuckle to a shaft in an item (trans or other thing) is not round expecting it to turn as it's oval or round with edges cut so it fits just one way.

Take that off but don't bust it's holding nut/bolt, see the issue and buy a whole new one (not huge bucks) but this time grease that thing it's exposed to water, mud or who knows what they don't like that,


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