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Re: 5kcstq shift boot (marginal torsen content)

I'm not talking about popping out of gear - I'm talking about the
shift boot popping out of its proper place.  Everything in your
linkage may be just fine - I'm just talking about making a minute
adjustment where the shift rod connects to the transmission. 
What the problem actually was that the leather in my boot would
pull up on the plastic clippies that hold the boot down because
my shift throw was a little to far south.

Larry Mittell wrote:
> Well, yeah, maybe, but the symptoms are nowhere near that severe. The
> transmission hasn't had even the *slightest* tendency to pop out of gear.
> Being suspicious of linkage problems, I made a specific request of my
> mechanic to check out same. He reported that everything was completely
> normal. I tend to believe him, but it wouldn't be the first time I've been
> unintentionally (or intentionally, for that matter) mislead by a mechanic.
> At 11:00 PM 3/2/98 -0500, Keith Simpson wrote:
> >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?
> >>

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