shift lever

shift lever
[1] A device which is attached to the side of a steering column or to the center console which will allow the operator to change the gears of the transmission. Also called "gear lever." Also see left hand gear lever.
[2] A lever inside an automatic transmission which connects the selector lever cable to the manual valve of the control valve body.
[3] A component used in pre-engaged starter motors to force the pinion against the flywheel ring gear

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