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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Loyale 5 Spd shifter rattle, repair! HELP!

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#1 SubeeTed


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Posted 22 November 2003 - 07:14 PM

I have the typical Loyale 5 speed shifter problem! It rattles while you drive, you have to be carefull shifting, it's not "positive" shifting it anymore. I've had this "fixed" once B 4! It's here again! What's with this shifting ball, bushing problem!! IS there a "kit", you can get to take care of this because it's so typical!??

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#2 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 22 November 2003 - 11:08 PM

Probably just some nylon bushings on the shifter - get em from the dealer. Shouldn't cost more than a couple bucks. Do you rest your hand on the shifter while it's in gear? That is one cause of premature failure on these parts. Pressure from you hand causes the vibration to wear the parts quicker - just like pushing harder on a palm sander. It also wears out the syncro's in your tranny. Very bad habit if you do that.


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Posted 22 November 2003 - 11:56 PM

the shifter itself fits into a ball joint, sometimes they pop out.
when mine pops out, i center it up, and guve agood WHACK! with the palm of my hand to pop it back in. but i dont have a center console.......

i dont know of any replacement parts, other than the junkyard

i have installed a 5spd in my automatic sedan, the shifter was all worn out. i used some 3/8 hose for the bushings, worked rather well.

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Posted 23 November 2003 - 07:46 AM

ahhh, so thats what I gotta do.. Mine does that too.. to make it not rattle, I have to hold up or down on the shifter depending on 2nd or 3rd gear...

#5 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 23 November 2003 - 03:05 PM

DO NOT hold the shifter while in gear - you will destroy the syncro's this way.

And you can get those bushings from the dealer. Heck - you can still get the 4 spd bushings - I got one not long ago for a little over $3.


#6 rallyruss


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Posted 24 November 2003 - 12:13 AM

GD is correct,

there are updated bushings for the shifters to eliminate the rattle. go to the sube dealer.

I need to do the same thing to mine just not serious enough to fix yet.

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 05:00 AM

aaargh. that's one of the best things about driving a manual!
but my car's synchros are a little sticky. I need to do the ATF thing.

Originally posted by GeneralDisorder
DO NOT hold the shifter while in gear - you will destroy the syncro's this way.


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