Linkage adjustment help
John S. Lagnese
jlagnese at massed.net
Tue Jul 22 18:13:09 PDT 2008
Yes it was the left hand bar. I did just that. Loosened the bar, accidently
separated them, had the shifter, shifter 90' upright, and after much cursing
of the Audi engineers, 5 forward and 1 reverse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Huppert" <ehuppert at hvc.rr.com>
To: "200q20v" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 7:53 PM
Subject: Linkage adjustment help
> Feel your pain!
> Kneale is correct, it's the rod on the left side that controls shifter
> motion. IIRC the shaft/splines can slide together, as in it will fit in
> different rotational positions! If you look at the linkage it has to
> far enough to engage reverse.
> If it was me I'd probably pull the linkage back apart and start over. You
> may be a couple of splines off! Make sure trans is in neutral and have a
> helper sit in the car to make sure shifter is centered, etc etc. Also
> as they can move shifter to get it started in the spines while you're
> holding everything in place.
> I've been able to sneak in with 1/4 drive, and snake a 13mm wrench up top.
> Difficult, but BTDT more than once. Make sure you position the clamp and
> bolt so you can get a socket in with a semi-straight shot for further
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