View Full Version : Muncie stick in gear
08-19-2009, 10:56 PM
I have a 70 gs 350 that the Muncie is stuck in gear and we tried to get it into neutral with no luck the last few nights. We orignally thought it was a linkage problem. well I threw that theory out the window and I'm thinking its internal. I dont have a lot of experience with 4 speeds. any help or thoughts before I pull the tranny saturday night will be appreciated. thanks
08-20-2009, 09:15 AM
Why do you think it's internal? Mine was stuck several years ago in 4th - it was the linkage rods out of alignment.
I fixed it by loosening the bolts on the back end of the rods. I was then able to move the rods and align them using a small allen key through the guide hole drilled in the shifter rods.
Hopefully this can help you.
PS - thanks to Al Fiandaca for helping me out of this jam and talking me through the process at 10:00 at night while in my driveway. :BEERS:
08-20-2009, 10:03 AM
I went under the car and took a crescent wrench to the bracket the rod is attached to and still couldn't budge it while I had a buddy hold the clutch in. I assume if the bracket that goes into the tranny won't budge it could not be linkage. Believe me pulling the tranny is the last thing I want to do. Thanks
08-21-2009, 12:54 PM
unhook the linkage rods first & then try to shift the trans.this way it will tell you if it's the shifter or in the trans.
08-24-2009, 11:59 AM
Well like I said very new with a Muncie. I did pull the linkage off etc My downfall was I had a more knowledgable stick guy drop by and proceed to start the key and push in clutch that freed up eveything and it was linkage. He said he would be have been surprised if it was tranny based on it being a muncie. So moving on to other problems! Thanks for the help and input.
09-01-2009, 01:11 PM
Ok here was the problem...the linkage was bound but the problem was once we got it up and the linkages all loose...a guy told me to start it and free up clutch because it was provally bound as well...Well he was correct. Linkage did get aligned and its all good. thanks for the info guys!
02-25-2010, 02:20 PM
Just as an added precaution: Change your gearbox oil. Since the car has been sitting around for a while,moisture and condensation are in the old gear oil. After changing the gearoil,you should notice a difference in the way your transmission operates.
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