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Old 03-29-2008, 09:26 AM   #1
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my b&m pro ratchet shifter was finally installed yeterday by a racing performance center, and my car is an AOD 91 lx, anyways after goin through the gears i went to shift into overdrive it didnt "lock out" and it went into reverse at 55 mph which spun me into a corn field"which was pretty fun", but my question is ,was this shifter not installed right? or does this shifter not have a lock out feature, im sure it would have to cause what if i was at the track , could of been really dangerous[&:]
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:46 AM   #2
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I have a B&M Hammer shifter and it has a lock out so you don't go into reverse. On mine, you just bump itfrom 1 to D to OD and it will bump to N, but then it will stop until you lift the flat lever on the shifter and then you can go into reverse. You said you have the B&M Pro... I don't know if they're different models or if you have the same thing I do. Either way, I'd think it would have a stop... and I can't see how installing it wrong could remove the stop feature. Maybe it'sdefective or you were holding the flat lever up when you were shifting.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:08 AM   #3
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As far as I know all shifters have a lock out for reverse. It's a safety feature. My guess was operator error. I think you shoulda taken a lil time to get to know it's function before hammering it. JMO though.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:11 AM   #4
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Mine has lock out too, maybe wasn't installed right
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:04 AM   #5
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man thats crazy... did it ruin your tranny?
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:53 AM   #6
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in luck we did not flip a million times and the car was ok, the tranny is still acting fine but it could of been a huge mess , the lock out feature is not working, to get it into overdriove u have to lift up on the lever, which to me is a death trap
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:02 PM   #7
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well thats good you are ok! and so is the tranny
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:05 PM   #8
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i know the shifter came with a installation kit for the AOD 4 SPEEDS,that could of been installed wrong
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:49 PM   #9
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That could have been bad! glad your ok, but after I installed my shifter I went throughthegears while the car wasn't running first to see if it was working right.
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:02 PM   #10
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wow.

i'd be taking it back to the place that installed and and be tearing somebody a new as*hole.
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I got a "death" shifter in mine. No lockout or anything. Just a cable to the tranny and a button on top. How did you hit reverse anyway? You must've been really hammering the shifter. I pegged neutral one time in mine when I was racing but only because I was really drunk, and quickly slammed it back. (I won the race too.) I think maybe you just need to get accustomed to the shifter. I'm sure once you get the hang of it you won't have anymore dangerous mistakes like that.
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:10 PM   #12
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i asked the guy what the deal was while i was goin through the gears before i drove it, cause i couldnt find 4th gear(overdive) and he said it kicks in by it self , but it doesnt sooo... the quest to find the problem continues lol, but yea i am lucky my car wasnt ruined
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what do you have for a tranny and valve body more importantly?
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Old 03-29-2008, 04:23 PM   #14
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As far as I know all shifters have a lock out for reverse. It's a safety feature. My guess was operator error. I think you shoulda taken a lil time to get to know it's function before hammering it. JMO though.
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:25 PM   #15
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I hit reverse in my old cherokee a few times, i was coming down a mountain and it kept stalling, I had to switch between neutral and drive a bunch of times. Twice I hit reverse, first time it locked up and stalled, second time it locked up but i got in in neutral fast enough.
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