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    Stuck in Reverse

    This explains why I couldn't shift out of Reverse.
    Busted trans linkage.
    Fix:
    Ordered new 19/64 O.D steel rod off Amazon. Will bend to shape, thread the end and replace.

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    Super Moderator bmorgil's Avatar
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    Wow now that's a strange one!

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    Adapt, Improvise and Overcome - The Jeep Way!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanDo40 View Post
    Fix:
    Ordered new 19/64 O.D steel rod off Amazon. Will bend to shape, thread the end and replace. ]
    Good Fix. Now on to the next one...

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    I could see it on a Muncie four speed, but not so much on a three on the tree. Must of gotten in a bind or the steel had a stress fracture from when it was threaded.

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    Surprised the heck out of me too. Didn't know my own strength.

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    I had bought a '67 International 3/4 ton pickup with the three speed on the column. You could take the shifter and make a big circle with it, and never catch a gear. It was that worn out. Some weld here and there and some bronze bushing stock, it was operational, somewhat. Just needed the transmission gone through.

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    Wow. You think your shifting did that? Amazing.

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    The funny part of the story is that I had just taken it out for a long road test. Drove all sorts of country roads,relatively flat farm area. Was driving great for more than 20 - 25 minutes. Pulled into my garage, a little too deep so I shifted in Reverse and backed up a little too much. Thats when I got stuck in Reverse. What I thought was a busted cotter pin holding the rod into its knuckle on the column turned out to be the broken rod.
    Based on gmwillys comment I have a foggy memory of having to straighten this same rod in the vice a while ago. I think it was pretty torqued up and when I straightened must have weakened it.

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