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Old 11-16-2012, 06:59 AM   #1
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I have a '98 SC2 with an auto transmission. I need to replace the neutral safety switch. I have found many references for how to adjust the replacement switch using an ohm meter. Very recently I found a reference to using a KENT MOORE J-41545 TRANSMISSION Park Neutral Switch Aligner Tool to properly align the switch. If I use one of these do I still need to use the ohm meter for final adjustment?

Another question I have is this ... when removing the old switch, what do YOU use to pry the rod coming out from the transmission that goes through the switch? I removed one for practice at the junk yard. After removing all the switch mounting bolts and the shifter linkage, I was disturbed by how hard I had to pry on the switch to remove it from the transmission. How do YOU remove the switch?

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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The tool is a GM tool but it is not an S-series tool. The factory service manual way of adjusting the switch is to use an ohm meter.

As for removing the switch it should just slide off of the shaft. That said you have at least a 14 year old car so there may be a bit of rust causing issues. Penetrating fluid on the shaft may help.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:00 PM   #3
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The tool is a GM tool but it is not an S-series tool. The factory service manual way of adjusting the switch is to use an ohm meter.
I knew it looked too easy to be true. Simply slide one end of the tool on the shaft where the linkage connects and then rotate the switch until the tool falls in to the notch on the other side of the switch.
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