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Chrysler RWD Valve-Body-Linkage Pivot Wear

The basic design of the internal shift linkage of Chrysler/Dodge rear-wheel-drive transmissions has not changed since 1967 (Figure 1). As movement, vibration and wear take their toll over time, looseness of the internal linkage becomes a big problem. When there is excess movement in the manual lever, the manual valve is not held precisely in position, resulting in fluid leakage, cross leaks and unit failure.