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Stick shift is loose...
Posted 29 August 2005 - 10:11 AM
Posted 29 August 2005 - 10:54 AM
About the stick not bouncing back, your return spring probably just fell of. That is pretty easy to replace. #18 in the photo Just go to a junk yard with some pliers crawl under any manual, loyal body style with some needle nose pliers and yank the spring. It is located right at the rear of the transmission
The bushings are a little more involved.
I replaced all of mine but found that the only one that was messed up was #26. After years of shifting there was hardly anything left (see pic below).
This is a schematic of the shifting mechanism.
Here are some pics from the teardown.
Be sure to check your inner "black" shifter boot for tears. Mine had the whole top tore off. Your boot will look different because you have single range. Remember that there is a pin that holds the shifter knob to the shift lever that you have to pound out.
This shows what was left of the #26 bushing, ya it was pretty much doing nothing.
This shows the linkage out of my car so I could remember how to put it all back together.
As far as prices go I would go under the car and look and see what bushing is blown out. Replacing all the bushings and steel inserts was about $40-50. If you could get away with just replacing #26 and the bolt will cost you $9.
Pounding out the roll pin at the transmission is a pain. The roll pin is actually 2 pins, a small pin inside a larger pin. Just pound out the small one first then pound out the big one.
Good luck and feel free to ask anymore questions
Posted 29 August 2005 - 10:59 AM
Posted 29 August 2005 - 11:07 AM
Posted 29 August 2005 - 01:17 PM
But even with the factory bushings you will experiance shifting nirvana. I have replaced a couple of sets of these and it is well worth the trouble.
Posted 02 September 2005 - 09:54 AM
Posted 02 September 2005 - 10:03 AM
Posted 02 September 2005 - 10:52 AM
Posted 02 September 2005 - 10:56 AM
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