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reverse shut off

why is my truck all the sudden deciding to shut off when i put it in reverse to back into a parking spot? its happened twice in the last 2 days?

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Check your tranny fluid level first. I had a similar problem recently and had to change out my Gearshift Lever w/OD switch. The 3 wires wore a bare spot on the top part of the steering column. Have you blown any fuses lately (#19)?

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nah last time i checked my fuses was a few days ago and everything was good. ill check again. my OD isnt working here lately either. ill press the button and it doesnt come on.

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Check your tranny fluid level first. I had a similar problem recently and had to change out my Gearshift Lever w/OD switch. The 3 wires wore a bare spot on the top part of the steering column. Have you blown any fuses lately (#19)?
I can't use gears 2 + 1 in fear of blowing a fuse. Could I have the same problem of wires shorting?

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I have seen alot of guys having the same problem recently here and on other forums. If you have an auto tranny, pull apart your steering column and check the 3 wires that connect the O/D cancel button in the gearshift lever to the plug on the steering column. I'm willing to bet there is a real small chaffed spot on the wire where it crosses over the steering column.

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I have seen alot of guys having the same problem recently here and on other forums. If you have an auto tranny, pull apart your steering column and check the 3 wires that connect the O/D cancel button in the gearshift lever to the plug on the steering column. I'm willing to bet there is a real small chaffed spot on the wire where it crosses over the steering column.
Definitely going to give that a shot. Thanks man

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how do you get your steering column apart?

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To get inside the steering column:

To be safe undo the negative terminals from your batteries. No need to accidentally set of the air bag while working on the stering column.

1. Unscrew the tilt steering wheel knob (5mm open end wrench)
2. Unscrew 3 philips head screws under bottom steering column cover.
3. Pull off bottom cover.
4. Put key in ignition and turn to ON.
5. Look for small hole on the bottom of the Ingition Cylinder (about an inch or 2) and push up on the spring loaded ball with a small nail, then pull the key/cylinder out together.
6. Tilt streering wheel down to pull off the top cover.
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To get inside the steering column:

To be safe undo the negative terminals from your batteries. No need to accidentally set of the air bag while working on the stering column.

1. Unscrew the tilt steering wheel knob (5mm open end wrench)
2. Unscrew 3 philips head screws under bottom steering column cover.
3. Pull off bottom cover.
4. Put key in ignition and turn to ON.
5. Look for small hole on the bottom of the Ingition Cylinder (about an inch or 2) and push up on the spring loaded ball with a small nail, then pull the key/cylinder out together.
6. Tilt streering wheel down to pull off the top cover.
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You can replace number 4 + 5 by popping the plastic trim off the ignition cylinder. It doesn't hurt anything

Did this yesterday and it fixed all my problems. Real easy!

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