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parts store if you want OEM style, or CorkSport if you want performance bushings
 

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Okay well I put in my new bushings. Where it connects to the shifter iteslf I had to pry it open more. but I got it, it feels wierd cause im so used to it with the slop in it.

But Where it connects to the tranny, ( not the connect bolt itself, the last link on the shifter bar) in that elbow is there supposed to be bushings in there or is it supossed to be loose????
 

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yeah my shifter is REALLY lose and I'm tired of it, I have looked online and called parts stores everywhere an NO ONE sells OEM shifter bushings, where can you just get stock new shifter bushings?! I don't even care if they aren't high performance I just want new ones that aren't split in half! ha ha

there are 6 bushings total, 2 in the trans part, 2 at the knuckle right after the trans, and then 2 more in the bottom of the shifter itself.
 

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You can get them at Autozone, Carquest, and Napa to start with.

But don't bother. They wear out within 3 weeks.
 

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that's what I'm saying every single auto parts store doesn't carry them, I've called napa, autozone, my local favorite auto parts store, no one carries shifter bushings.

and if they wear out fast anyways yeah I am giving up shifter bushings, I found another way! the part in the distributor that is a little spacer between where the rotor goes and inside the distributor there's a little spacer that looks like a shifter bushing, and it's metal, I'ma try a pair of those!!! junkyard here I come, it's gotta be better than what I've got now!
 

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that's what I'm saying every single auto parts store doesn't carry them, I've called napa, autozone, my local favorite auto parts store, no one carries shifter bushings.

and if they wear out fast anyways yeah I am giving up shifter bushings, I found another way! the part in the distributor that is a little spacer between where the rotor goes and inside the distributor there's a little spacer that looks like a shifter bushing, and it's metal, I'ma try a pair of those!!! junkyard here I come, it's gotta be better than what I've got now!
They do carry them.

Napa part number ATM0771303.

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what the heck, I could NOT find them ha ha! THANKS, that's cheap enough I don't care if they don't last hecka long I just want something better than my cracked and broken old ones! for a few bucks I can afford that. but they aren't available in store, I guess I'll go there and special order them, used ones from the junkyard are all in the same shape or so as mine.

they gotta last at least 100k miles that's how long they lasted on my 1.9 escort I have, it could use a set now as well.

thanks ciento at least it'll be back to like new instead of having to JAM the shifter to shift at times!
 

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Yeah, you just need 4 of them. :)

It'll be better than nothing, that's for sure. ;)
 

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Last time i replaced the bushings i just went to the local hardware store and got a few nylon bushings. They worked great IMO and they lasted a year and a half and probably would of went longer but i put the 5spd tranny into my tracer and messed up the bushings in the process so i put some more in just like them.
 

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I'm going to do the 3rd link bushings too, they have slop in them, I have a cut off wheel and a junkyard near by ;) so I'ma do all 6 bushings.

I think I'm just going to get a junkyard shift linkage so my car doesn't have to be down for a while

so what exactly did you get at the hardware store there 98escortkid? I'm open to anything, and hardware stores are cheaper than auto parts stores ;) :p
 

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at my local hardware store they have a section with a bunch of different types of bushings. I just took the bolt with me and then found the right size bushings by seeing which ones fit on the bolt. they were only like 25 cents each :p
 

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I have had the NAPA bushings for over a year and they are still going strong.
 

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I went to napa today and asked for the part number, they didn't have any! and couldn't order any, I was ticked off, so I think I'll take a bolt in and go to a hardware store and make some, even if it's just a nylon insert the right size and 2 nylon washers that's a bushing better than I have lol, I think that's why I get the gear grinds when I yank the shifter, that and the syncros in the BP trans are the suck :( motor oil works good in the trans though! I use mobile clean 5000 10W30 and it seems to be just fine, but yeah new bushings is what I am after, cheap ones! I am thinking the hardware store is the way to go, there isn't supposed to be hardly any slop in the shifter right? I can move mine side to side about 3 inches with no trans rod movement! bad enough for new ones yet? :p

if I have to I'll buy some HOSE that is the right size and use that :p I'm thinking some 3/8ths air compressor hose :p

or I'll call another napa! ;)
 

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oh ok ok, thanks I'll look into that when I'm not crosseyed in the morning!

thanks all ya'll for your help! I'll figure out something, gonna try napa first and then just go handyman style!

so thanks again!
 
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