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Disabling Free-Wheeling on PD


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Push the knob all the way into the dash (freewheel and automatic clutch enabled position), then crawl under the car, loosen the clamp where the cable wire attaches to the transmission, move the lever forward into the lock out position, tighten the clamp on the cable wire.

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Ok, so here's an oddity. I (stupidly) left on the parking brake for literally half a block and under 15 mph, and it started smoking. I stopped immediately, checked it out, and it all seemed good, but immediately after, the free wheeling started being on the edge of kicking in. I would pull the knob out as far as possible, but it wouldn't do much to solve the issue.

 

I manually pushed the lever forward on the transmission and temporarily used to zip ties to hold it forward. However, it's still doing it.

 

Any ideas as to what I should look at next?

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I had to wire mine up too because the previous owner had made a flat piece of steel with two holes for mounting. The holes elongated and the trans would slip out of gear occasionally with a horrible bang upon acceleration.  Works good for now.

 

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Apparently with my first test (zip ties), I still didn't have the lever far enough forward. I went with Tod's recommended method and was able to get the lever all the way forward. No problems since. Thanks!

 

-Blake

 

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31 minutes ago, knobless said:

I have a trans with a permanently locked out freewheeling bracket,you can always leave cable wired to it ( drill for cable and attach to bracket) this way you can be sure it won't accidentally in gauge

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Much better than my bailing wire !

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