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Re: 5kcstq shift boot (marginal torsen content)

Yes, I have been there.  I ended up adjusting the shift linkage
under the car.  It popped out when shifting to 2nd, so i adjusted
the rod so that it wouldn't come back so far.  Reverse would do
it also, sometimes too.  If you overadjust, 1st, 3rd, and 5th
will pop it out.  the throw for 1st, 2nd, and rev are long so
they were would be the most common culprits.

Larry Mittell wrote:
> I'm trolling for BTDTs with regard to a minor irritation. The bottom of the
> shift boot on my 87 5kcstq comes adrift from its rightful seat on the
> center console from time to time. I suspect the cause to be stiffened
> leather owing to advanced age (the car's, not mine). Anyone out there who's
> experienced and cured the problem? Leather softening treatment? Providing
> some sort of positive attachment to the console?
> BTW, I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly disavow any involvement
> in the torsen thread. I am not now, nor have I ever been, nor do I intend
> to become a party to aforesaid thread. <G,D&R>
> Cheers,
> Larry Mittell
> 87 5kcstq
> 89 200tqw
> lmittel@ibm.net

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