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Re: Ball housing R+R
I may be wrong (others feel free to chime in here), but you may be able to get
the rubber as a separate part for a lot less. Of course, if the ball joint
itself is bad (cracked or worn) then it needed replacing.
I am looking at R&R-ing the slop in my 84 4kq. Anyone know if the insert is
"Dave" <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 12/08/99 02:28:17 AM
To: "Quatro Club" <email@example.com>
cc: (bcc: Dave Schloz/WAGSTAFF)
Subject: Ball housing R+R
My 89 90q had a very sloppy shifter and it was hard to get into some gears
and you could actually lift the shifter 'up' a couple inches!
Replaced the ball housing ($65 from dealer, couldn't find it anywhere else)
and it shifts like a new car with no slop! The old one had a tear in the
rubber surrounding the ball cup going about 75% of the way around.
Easy to check and to replace, took about 10 minutes. Just follow the
89 90q (almost 100%, just a little more cleaning)