Jump to content

Mack Midliner Cabover won't link up shifter


Recommended Posts

Hi all! My friend and I have a 1989 Mack cabover Midliner model MS250P, 24-ft. box, with 5-speed transmission (Renault G405, I believe), and for some reason the transmission quit working from the cab lever. We can't figure out where it is disconnected and how to repair it. We can see that the rod slides in and out as normal with the cab tilted, but when back down, the shifter feels totally disconnected. My friend found a small coil spring on the ground after tilting the cab, but don't know where it came from or if it has anything to do with the mechanism. We are handy, but we aren't mechanics. Nothing in our fat Mack manual says a thing about this linkage. Any ideas?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 years later...

Did you ever find a fix for this problem?  I have the same issue and use a pair of vice grip pipe pliers to hold the two tubes together.  All I can do is move it around the yard in 1st and reverse and is not road worthy.  Eventually I would like to fix it permanently so as to move it from the storage yard and drive it on the road.  Any help will be appreciated; found nothing on internet concerning the problem except for you.  Thanks,  AL

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...