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number one is the kit came with bolts rather than rivets to secure the rubber isolation boot on the shifter, since rivets sit nice and flush with the surface and these bolts dont, the center console isnt sitting right and i cant pop down a portion of the radio bezel, i think i should just tear it all apart again and buy the 3/16th rivets i originally had to drill out to remove to access the shifter and this i hope fixes the problem. my second more serious problem is although almost all the gears all work like butter, sliding in like never before, very positive feeling but reverse is a bitch!!!! i have to use both hands to pull the shifter all the way over and up into gear.1,2,3,4,5,6,all take minimal effort but to get into R the shift has this ungodly strong spring tensioner in it which makes me have to use both hands to shift in to reverse. the car has been in storage unstarted for over 3 months in a cold garage. do you think it would be different if the car is warmed, i dont but its wishful thinking. this shifter is the newer version without the adjustable stops built into it so i am at a loss. please help.
 

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v10kingsnake said:
number one is the kit came with bolts rather than rivets to secure the rubber isolation boot on the shifter, since rivets sit nice and flush with the surface and these bolts dont, the center console isnt sitting right and i cant pop down a portion of the radio bezel, i think i should just tear it all apart again and buy the 3/16th rivets i originally had to drill out to remove to access the shifter and this i hope fixes the problem. my second more serious problem is although almost all the gears all work like butter, sliding in like never before, very positive feeling but reverse is a bitch!!!! i have to use both hands to pull the shifter all the way over and up into gear.1,2,3,4,5,6,all take minimal effort but to get into R the shift has this ungodly strong spring tensioner in it which makes me have to use both hands to shift in to reverse. the car has been in storage unstarted for over 3 months in a cold garage. do you think it would be different if the car is warmed, i dont but its wishful thinking. this shifter is the newer version without the adjustable stops built into it so i am at a loss. please help.
V-10kingsnake, I remember the same thing happening and it was because one of the plugs in the trans harness is not plugged in anymore. I believe it is the reverse lockout but do not remember. Check the harness so that all connections are good and where they should be. Good luck. :thumb:
 

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paolo, i will look into this but i am having this difficulty with the car NOT running, i have not tried to shift when its running yet, so would this harness even matter while not running.
 

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The lockout is designed to lockout reverse when the vehicle is not running. Paolo is probabley right, but I have seen some kits that make contact with the tunnel when trying to engage reverse.
 

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ORIGINALGTS said:
The lockout is designed to lockout reverse when the vehicle is not running. Paolo is probabley right, but I have seen some kits that make contact with the tunnel when trying to engage reverse.

Tom, I think one of the transmissions that I installed myself which was supposed to be much stronger had the same thing where I had to grab a part of the console with one hand to have the proper leverage to engage the reverse. I remember just thinking this was the result of beefed up internals until I plugged all the harness plugs where they were supposed to go and suddenly it was just like the stock trans to get into gear. So much for the beefed up trans
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V-10, I have thought a little more about this and I think post from this morning will probably be of some benefit to you. Good luck!
 
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