Click here to visit LS1Tech
Click here to visit Performance Trucks
Click here to visit Mod Motor Tech
Click here to visit Modern Hemi

PerformanceTrucks.net Forums  

Go Back   PerformanceTrucks.net Forums > GENERAL MOTORS SPECIFIC FORUMS > GM Drivetrain & Suspension
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Albums FAQ Members Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor DirectoryUsed CarsGarageStore
Welcome to PerformanceTrucks.net Forums

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-05-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
Trader Rating: 36
Tin Foil Hat Wearin' Fool
 
1slow01Z71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 23,027
Send a message via MSN to 1slow01Z71
Default Installing neutral safety switch

I did a search and couldnt find where anyone said what gear the trans selector on the side of the trans is suppose to be in when installing a new NSS. This is the first time Ive installed a new NSS and looking at the way the slot is clocked in the NSS it looks like I need to have the rod in the neutral position but at 80 bucks a pop Id rather have a bit of confirmation before popping this thing on there.

Getting close to getting the Z up and running, only been damn near 3 years since it took its last breathe
1slow01Z71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 07:19 PM   #2
Trader Rating: 65
12 Second Truck Club

 
Bluchevypick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texarkana
Posts: 662
Send a message via AIM to Bluchevypick
Default

It dont matter as long as the slots line up. The switch will only rotate soo far and that should be either 1st or park.
__________________

2002 RCSB Z71 with 408, 317 heads, holley hi ram intake, 23x/23x 59x/60x on a 114, twin Precision 6765 billet turbos, Tim Frost built 4L80E, Circle D.
2008 TBSS AWD, bone stock Daily
2012 Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra
2001 Honda 929RR Modded
Bluchevypick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 07:24 PM   #3
Trader Rating: 39
something else
 
ChevyTruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 3,729
Send a message via AIM to ChevyTruck Send a message via MSN to ChevyTruck
Default

^^ agreed.

What is $80 a pop? The NSS?
__________________
-RJ

13.88 @ 101.96
6,970 pounds race weight
2K4.5 Silverado 2500HD LLY Duramax
Big Dipper Level 4 Allison Transmission
ChevyTruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 07:34 PM   #4
Trader Rating: 36
Tin Foil Hat Wearin' Fool
 
1slow01Z71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 23,027
Send a message via MSN to 1slow01Z71
Default

With the rod in the neautral position the slots line up and the holes the bolts go hrough line up but I just wanted confirm before I seated it in there.

The NSS is 80 bucks and it has a retainer clip that holds it in a certain position and once you pop it on there that little clip is toast or so Im told. Ive never put a brand new one on before always been used ones...
1slow01Z71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 07:50 PM   #5
Trader Rating: 39
something else
 
ChevyTruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 3,729
Send a message via AIM to ChevyTruck Send a message via MSN to ChevyTruck
Default

Is that from the dealership? I only paid like 35 40 bucks.
__________________
-RJ

13.88 @ 101.96
6,970 pounds race weight
2K4.5 Silverado 2500HD LLY Duramax
Big Dipper Level 4 Allison Transmission
ChevyTruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 07:51 PM   #6
Trader Rating: 1
TECH Fanatic

 
1Bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Jones Creek, Texas
Posts: 1,375
Default

It depends on whether or not you look at the instructions for replacing or adjusting the NSS, but I figure you will just have to install it and then follow the procedure for adjustment because I don’t know of anyone that would have one of GM’s fancy little alignment tools on hand. I figured I would list both sets of instructions though, just so you would have them and let you decide what made sense.

Neutral Safety Switch Replacement
1. Install the switch to the transmission manual shaft by aligning the switch hub flats with the manual shaft flats.
2. Slide the switch onto the transmission manual shaft until the switch mounting bracket contacts the mounting bosses on the transmission.
Important
Do not tighten the bolts at this time.

3. Install the switch to the transmission with two bolts finger tight.

4. Position the tool J 41364-A onto the park/neutral position switch. Ensure that the two slots on the switch where the manual shaft is inserted are lined up with the lower two tabs on the tool.
5. Rotate the tool until the upper locator pin on the tool is lined up with the slot on the top of the switch.
Tighten
Tighten the bolts securing the switch to 25 N•m (18 lb ft).
6. Remove J 41364-A from the switch.
7. Connect the electrical connectors to the switch.
8. Install the transmission control lever to the manual shaft with the nut.
Tighten
Tighten the control lever nut to 25 N•m (18 lb ft).
9. Lower the vehicle.
10. Check the switch for proper operation. The engine must start in the P (Park) or N (Neutral) positions only. If proper operation of the switch can not be obtained, replace the switch.

Neutral Safety Switch Adjustment
Important
• Apply the parking brake.
• The engine must start in the P (Park) or N (Neutral) positions only.
• Check the switch for proper operation. If adjustment is required, proceed as follows:


1. Place the transmission range selector in the N (Neutral) position.
2. With an assistant in the drivers seat, raise the vehicle.
3. Loosen the park/neutral position switch mounting bolts.
4. With the vehicle in the N (Neutral) position, rotate the switch while the assistant attempts to start the engine.
5. Following a successful start, turn the engine off.
6. Tighten the bolts securing the switch to the transmission.
Tighten
Tighten the bolts to 25 N•m (18 lb ft).
7. Lower the vehicle.
8. Check the switch for proper operation. The engine must start in the P (Park) or N (Neutral) positions only.
9. Replace the park/neutral position switch if proper operation can not be achieved.
__________________
2001 "Pewter" C
12.04 @ 110.38mph, 1.67 60ft. Maggie W/2.8
11.67 @ 117.49mph, 1.64 60ft. W/75 Shot

Last edited by 1Bear; 06-05-2010 at 09:14 PM.
1Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 07:58 PM   #7
Trader Rating: 36
Tin Foil Hat Wearin' Fool
 
1slow01Z71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 23,027
Send a message via MSN to 1slow01Z71
Default

Thanks a lot, Ill just install it the best I can and adjust later, its holding me up from putting the driveshaft in and ziptying everything up out of the way.

I paid 80 from the dealer, where did you get it for 40 bucks?
1slow01Z71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 08:06 PM   #8
Trader Rating: 39
something else
 
ChevyTruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 3,729
Send a message via AIM to ChevyTruck Send a message via MSN to ChevyTruck
Default

At a local parts store.
__________________
-RJ

13.88 @ 101.96
6,970 pounds race weight
2K4.5 Silverado 2500HD LLY Duramax
Big Dipper Level 4 Allison Transmission
ChevyTruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 09:58 PM   #9
Trader Rating: 7
Hemi Premium Sponsor
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,301
Default

It needs to be set in neutral.
Vince @ FLT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 09:58 PM
PerformanceTrucks
Ford F150




Paid Advertisement
Reply

Tags
41364a, 4l60e, adjust, adjustment, aligner, gm, liberty, neutral, park, parkneutral, position, safety, silverado, switch, tool


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 PM.

 



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.

PerformanceTrucks.net and InternetBrands, Inc. are not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company