Shift linkage starting to get notchy.

YBK ybk at
Thu Apr 9 20:19:52 PDT 2009

Apr 9, 2009, в 19:56, Bernie Benz <b.benz at> написал(а):

> Thanks, Tony. More detail please.
> Re: Bentley pg. 34.3, you must be referring to the ball on the tranny
> shift lever and its socket insert in the end of the front shift rod.
> Details on the R&R and your fix?
> Bernie
> On Apr 9, 2009, at 3:38 PM, Tony Hoffman wrote:
>> I've had this happen to two cars, and replacing the ball and socket
>> part on the trans is what fixed it. For some reason, when it gets  
>> play
>> in it the shifts get much harder, especially when hot. On one of the
>> two, it was damn near like rowing the lever through mollases in
>> January.
>> BTW, that part is NLA, so I've been doing some welding to them when
>> they get sloppy.
>> Tony
>> On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Bernie Benz <b.benz at>
>> wrote:
>>> I’ve not had to lube or adjust the shift linkage nor had the tranny
>>> out, so maybe someone that has can shed some light.
>>> All shifts are fine, just when moving within the N area do I feel a
>>> new slight notchy sensation. I’ve lifted the shift lever boot and
>>> lubed the pivot ball to no effect. What else, must be deeper?
>>> Bernie
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