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Shifter help again (pics)
Posted 20 May 2002 - 04:21 PM
I got the shifter out. I think that a lot of the "play" is coming from the ball joint type socket that the "little foot" thing sits in. Is this possible?
There is a hole drilled through both the sleeve and the shifter spline. Through that was a bolt and nut combo. The bolt is not a super tight fit through the sleeveand shifter spline though. I think I can get a slightly larger bolt and lose some play here.
Jeepbrat said yesterday ... Pull the pins that secure the bottom of your shifter to the shaft (rail controller thing ). Remove off shaft , cut 1/8" slit down side with grinder wheel. Put back together but using a graded shoulder bolt instead of the pins.
This makes no sense to me looking at the shifter unit. I didn't see 2 pins anywhere to pull and if I did what would I grind a slot in? I stopped at the hardware store today and asked for "shoulder bolts" but they are basically axle bolts for lawnmower wheels. I don't understand where I would use a "shoulder bolt".
Sorry to sound so un mechanically inclined. This is all new to me.
Posted 20 May 2002 - 04:48 PM
Posted 20 May 2002 - 05:14 PM
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Posted 20 May 2002 - 06:25 PM
I don't mind the play at all ...what I'm having a problem with is getting the POS shifter into reverse. The play wasn't an issue until the 3" lift kit was installed.
On the 2nd picture ...the pointed ball foot thing is supposed to sit in a hole and act as a pivot point? Each time the shifter is moved the hole esentially gets larger for the movement. Eventually the hole is way bigger than the ball that sits in it. This is a pretty bad design in my opinion.
Is there a replacement joint availible?
Posted 20 May 2002 - 06:55 PM
Posted 20 May 2002 - 07:19 PM
So the ball joint type thing can be sloppy as long as the sleeve and the shifter shaft are tight.
Posted 20 May 2002 - 07:55 PM
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Posted 20 May 2002 - 11:55 PM
I have not took mine apart yet, but the time is coming. I have to get the blower motor in first. Then it's time for the shifter. I'm glad that you asked the question. I was about to ask the samething when I got mine out.
Posted 21 May 2002 - 05:52 AM
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Posted 21 May 2002 - 10:33 AM
I posted a couple pics of what I did. They are pretty big pics but will eventually show up in this thread if you're patient.
I just got done putting it back together along with a full tune up and heater hose replacent ...I must say that shifter fix works excellent! I was not sure if the small cuts in the sleeve would be enough but it was. In my extreme case of shifter sloppiness there was no need to grind a larger slot. You may not have to either if you attempt the fix. Grinding thin slots on both sides, half way down the sleeve makes it pretty easy to cinch up. I didn't even need a high tensile strength bolt because it squished together so easily.
The big thing that made the job much easier for me was the rubber shifter boot was already cut up pretty good from the previous attempt at fixing the shifter slop. (I don't need no stinkin' shifter boot! HaHa) Getting a good look at what I was doing was as simple as yanking the cut shifter boot open and poking a flashlight down in there.
The last thing I did that is hardly rocket science but some might benefit from it too ....Buy some of that triple expanding foam insulation in aerosol can, pull out both rear turnsignals, hose all the mud and debris out and then filled all the rust holes and as much of that cavity as you can with the insulation. I also laid underneath each opened door and filled those rusted areas too. If you've got rust it's probably going to be on the lower doors and inner rear fender wells. This stuff works awesome and is cheap.
Posted 21 May 2002 - 10:36 AM
Posted 21 May 2002 - 10:46 AM
My day is made! WooHoo! >:-)
Moderators - I had to delete the pics off my hosting service to host new pics. That's why they are no longer showing up. If you want them email me and I'll send them to you.
Posted 28 May 2002 - 02:41 PM
Posted 28 May 2002 - 03:40 PM
Posted 28 May 2002 - 09:41 PM
Welding would seriously work!!!!
Posted 29 May 2002 - 10:50 AM
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