Shift linkage refurbishment

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at
Fri Sep 20 11:54:12 EDT 2002


So clean out the mechanism in liue of bushing replacement if the rubber
liner is sagging?  The liner is associated with the inside of the leather
boot then?  As to bushings, I guess the parts are more durable than the VW
equivalent?  Has anybody had issue with those?

I'll check the first condition, then if it's time to bleed the slave
cylinder, I guess I'll also look at doing the brakes simultaneously.

Derek P

>Derek Pulvino wrote:
>>Has anybody gone throught the above?  If so, wondering how tough it is,
>>where one needs to access the parts from.  Can it be done from the top
>>through the shift boot, or do you have to go under and get down and dirty?
>>Parts price?  What's it take to then realign the linkage?
>>Car still gets into all of the gears, just takes a little more effort than
>>remember; I'm guessing this is from some loss of precision from worn
>>bushings.  Shifting feels like the car is fighting itself a bit.
>>Any input?
>>derek p
>There is a rubber liner to the boot which can, over time, give in to
>gravity and sag down into the workings of the shifter.  Mine had done this
>and there was a lot of ground up rubber gumming up the works. After
>trimming back the rubber with a razor (as a test) and a partial cleaning of
>the shifter workings (all from inside the car) the shifting has improved
>I also had hard shifting before getting a decent bleed on the clutch

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