sloppy shifter

Brett Dikeman brett at
Sun Jul 6 18:23:41 PDT 2008

On Jul 6, 2008, at 4:49 PM, robert weinberg wrote:

> alright, one last thing for now. the shifter fells really sloppy -  
> does it need new busings? half the time i can't tell if i'm in  
> reverse when backing up - until i let out the clutch a little.

First and easiest thing to check- the bolt on the "collar" that goes  
around the shift selector shaft coming out of the transmission.  You  
can see it from the driver's side, with a flashlight.  Despite being  
buried, it's fairly easy to get to with your arm.  If it loosens,  
shift quality goes to pot. If it is loose, remove, clean, and apply  
low-strength locktite.

Next suspect would be the joint in the two-part shift linkage.


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