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Old 11-30-2010, 01:57 PM
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A/T Shifter Off Mark After Shift Cable Adjustment

95 325I A/T(obviously) My shifter was "loose" for a lack of a better term, I thought it just needed to be adjusted/tightened. Got under the car loosened the nut and the Cable shaft thing shot out #12 in the pic. Im thinking sweet it just needed to be tightened down Get in the car to drive it. It's nice and tight im happy, then I notice something funny. When I place it in say neutral its in drive, when I place it in Park its in Reverse, etc
I image the lever on the tranny its self needs to be adjusted #15 I figure whoever messed with it before couldn't figure it out and left it loose because its the best they could of done
Bentley manual shows how to tighten the cable but nothing on the adjustment of that particular lever. Anybody do this? I am thinking I might just have to play with to get it in the right spot.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:22 PM
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it seems that you did a pretty good job of covering part #12 with your notes.

that being said, why would you think that by loosening one part which allows the cable to move (and then tighten it there) you would need to adjust another part to fix it back again??

here's what i suggest. put the gear selector in park, (set the parking brake so you are safe) loosen the fastener you tightened, and put the transmission in 'park' (s/b all the way forward for part #15) and then tighten the cable again.

verify the selector is in the proper gear and is indicating as such for all gears and you should be good to go.

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