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Manual shifter bushing change

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by axa, May 24, 2019.

  1. 95Escort Project

    95Escort Project New Member

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    You could just do what i did to my 93 wagon and swap it for a 98 escort shifter linkage the shifter is about 2" taller but feels great not reaching to the floor to shift custom knob and a new boot makes it all look great from every escort i have ever owned and thats been alot you cant just remove the bushings and they cost $17 a set from ford that dosent tell you that you cant just change them so swap it and if you want to take the time switch out the shifter rod to the short one havent ever done this but there exact match other than that lerngth
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    madmatt2024 FEOA Member

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    And how is this going to help? The bushings on 3rd gen shifters have the same issues as the ones on 2nd gens, they wear out and the pin gets rusted. As a matter of fact the bushings on both assemblies are the same aside from the color of the plastic.
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    95Escort Project New Member

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    i was just stating what i did to solve my problem and the 98 shifter has been in my wagon since 2007 top pic is my 1993 wagon bottom is my 1995 2 door hatch 41134520_10204960004115577_1996429076969029632_o.jpg 20190820_180327.jpg
  4. axa

    axa FEOA Member

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    found the kia variants a much more affordable option...
    4 pieces, shipped from a US seller, to your door for 9.99$ on ebay
    same part but for the color...

    KIA KKY01-46062

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    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    Great tip, a guy could probably also just walk into a local Kia dealership and get the parts.
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    axa FEOA Member

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    is it just my area but do all the stealerships sell their parts at MSRP?
    calling mine quoted me $3 something each... Mazda too, i don't even bother with Ford anymore
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Most of the parts I have gotten from jimellismazdaparts(dot)com have been a little bit cheaper than Ford prices, but nowhere near as cheap as aftermarket auto part places. From getting parts years ago via a friendly counterman checking stock at other dealerships, he mentioned that some dealerships charge way more for parts - as they become scarce.

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