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new sloppy shifter at trans ???

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by dayton08, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. dayton08

    dayton08 Guest

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    K.. car has 320k on it, sloppy as hell shifter.

    went to wrecker.. found a scort with 100k on it.. ripped out the whole linkages, shifter and all.,with "bushings"

    installed it in mine... and installed BRAND new (FORD) bushings at the trans.

    still sloppy as heck(but a bit tighter)... seems to be sloppy from inside/outside the tranny.???

    have someone play with the shifter and at the pipe connected to the tranny rod seems to have play in it... pull back the rubber bushing and you can see some play from the pipe to the tranny rod.?

    any fix for this.. or is it because i got an old tranny.

    thx
  2. joshuh

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    My guess is old tranny.. my 1.9 5-speed was tight when I FIRST got it(about 113k), but it was just because it sat. As soon as I started driving it regularly it loosened right up. If I were you I would invest in some new bushings, I need to do that myself. I believe Corksport has a good set with nyloil.. I've heard really good thing about them.

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