EL CAMINO Is this transmission taking a dump? Or is this an easy fix?

LukeZ

LukeZ

Master Mechanic
Apr 24, 2015
470
43
Delaware
Hey guys,

I posted about this about a month or two ago and you all helped me solve it fast, I got the car to the shop and she was fixed in no time. No it's having the same issues again, but it seems like it's not the same reason.

It's a 1986 el Camino with a 200r4. It shifts in one direction (Park to reverse to neutral to 4-1) but it doesn't shift back the other way. I have to grab the steering column and spin it to get it back into park.

Here are some videos and pictures showing what I mean:
The last time, the cable from the shifter to the side of the transmission broke. I was able to pull the cable up all the way through to the cab. This time it seems like the cable is firm in place, it looks fine from both ends. Any other ideas what could be causing this problem?

Thanks so much!
 
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greggbruceauto

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jan 29, 2013
8
1
kansas city
rod from trans up to steering column just in front of firewall
 
LukeZ

LukeZ

Master Mechanic
Apr 24, 2015
470
43
Delaware
Ended up being the outer jacket of that cable not staying still. Secured it and it works fine again!
 

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