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white-lightning said:
You probably just need new bushings for the shift linkage. Order the ones Cork Sport sells for the Escort GT. I got them and they took out 80% of the play in the shifter.
O.K. Thanks...How do I access them to replace them? Any special tool(s) required?
 

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Look in the part numbers forum. There is a thread that has all the shifter bushing part numbers including NAPA.
 

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Yep. two for the trans side and two for the shifter itself.
 

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You can also get a stiffer urethane bushing for the shift stabilizer rod [also underneath].
Grease the shift bushings - don't put them in dry.
 

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mechtech said:
You can also get a stiffer urethane bushing for the shift stabilizer rod [also underneath].
Grease the shift bushings - don't put them in dry.
mechtech...Yes, I see that Energy Suspension sells a shifter stabilizer bushing set. Too bad they don't also offer the regular shifter bushings as well. I would buy them! Thanks
 

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Thank You Everyone!

The new shifter bushings made a huge difference! Like a new car now. :D Hey, is there a way to remove the stabilizer bar from the bottom of the shifter at that end? Thanks again.
 

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If you want the stabilizer bar out of the car then the whole shifter assembly has to come out.
 

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Besides removing the linkage bar and the shifter itself it looks like 4 studs hold it to the underside of the car. The nuts are inside the car under the console. You would have to remove the heat shield under the car to get it out.
 
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