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Old 03-24-2005, 04:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gear lever loose on automatic trans, rattles

My 2000 Dually has a gear selector lever that is loose and the rattle is annoying. It is an automatic transmission. It works fine, just rattles.

I'm retired and like to try and do all my own repairs. Would appreciate any help.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Gear lever loose on automatic trans, rattles

I believe I had the same problem that you are talking about. There are two bolts at the bottome of the column that came loose, I don't remember the exact size. I had one that was completely gone, and the other one was only in by a couple of threads. I got new ones, used lock tight, and they have been fine ever since.

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Re: Gear lever loose on automatic trans, rattles

What Jbutch said,, crawl under the dash,,and wiggle the lever..you will see what is loose.. mine did too.. reinstalled the bolts with a couple drops of locktite,,and fine ever since.
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Re: How to stop Gear shift lever rattle (auto trans)

Thanks for feedback but I did not have much success. I crawled under the dash and jiggled the gear shift lever. Everything look tight under there.

I did take a star type screw driver and was able to slightly tighten the two bolts on the bottom of the columm. However it still feels loose near the top at the lever itself. I guess the steering wheel will have to come off and maybe I can see what is going on.

Any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]
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Re: How to stop Gear shift lever rattle (auto trans)

You will probably find the shifter tube bushings worn or the shifter tube hole where the pin goes to hold the shift lever in. You can see this by removing the steering column trim.
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