65 monza 4 speed w shifter issue.

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Re: 65 monza 4 speed w shifter issue.

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Transaxle fluid, as checked by dipstick in trunk is clean and opaque.

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1965 Corvair Monza Coupe 110, 4 speed, Liberty Blue

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I grabbed the shifter shaft coupling that goes into the transmission and could turn the coupler about 1/8 to 1/4 turn, I saw that the shaft going into the trans did not move yet.
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Mcwho wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:31 am
I grabbed the shifter shaft coupling that goes into the transmission and could turn the coupler about 1/8 to 1/4 turn, I saw that the shaft going into the trans did not move yet.
Inspect the coupler. The holes should be the same diameter as the pin but slightly elongated not round. The pins also wear. If these parts are worn replace them and see what you get.
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Re: 65 monza 4 speed w shifter issue.

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Mcwho wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:31 am
I grabbed the shifter shaft coupling that goes into the transmission and could turn the coupler about 1/8 to 1/4 turn, I saw that the shaft going into the trans did not move yet.
Pretty sure you found your problem! With all that slop, you're not able to get into reverse fully. There's a chance your transmission is fine and the shift tube & coupler is the culprit. See if you can shift into reverse at the tranny and test drive the car in reverse.

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This is the clevis pin that connects the shift rod to the transmission shifter rod.
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I smell a smoking gun! That surely wasn't helping your shift situation. The new pin will definitely improve things.

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Mcwho wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:25 pm
This is the clevis pin that connects the shift rod to the transmission shifter rod.20200704_152126.jpeg

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If the pin is that worn the coupler is likely worn out also. Hole should be slightly elongated and the same width as the pin. If the holes in the coupler are round then it is worn out as well.
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