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Old 17 Aug 2009, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any help on the following please...On my 96 wrx import there seems to be alot of play in the gear lever/leakage. Some times it can be hard to get in gear, feels like something bending rather then a smooth change? Are the quickshift kits you can buy any good or is it just a case of a worn linkage?
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Old 18 Aug 2009, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Sloppy Gear Lever!

SLOPPY GEAR LEVER



SHIFT LINK BUSHES have a look at these
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Old 18 Aug 2009, 05:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Sloppy Gear Lever!

That sounds like they should do the trick! Was it a hard job to change the bushes? What do you reckon on the quickshift kits, supposed to make everything feel tighter?
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Old 19 Aug 2009, 05:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That sounds like they should do the trick! Was it a hard job to change the bushes? What do you reckon on the quickshift kits, supposed to make everything feel tighter?
You would have to have car up on a ramp as even that you have to fiddle with it as very little room to move your hands, my bushes I replaced were the bushes on gearshift linkage under the car box side as for the quickshift kit I have the OEM shortshifter one on my RA Sti works great from driving other cars before Sti now you wouldnt even think the car is in gear cause the room in the gear lever is so short works great
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Re: Sloppy Gear Lever!

I fitted shortshifter to a wrx I previously had and it really helped, a shorter shift and replacing the plastic bush subaru supply.
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Old 19 Aug 2009, 05:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Sloppy Gear Lever!

The red arrowed bushes are made of hard plastic the ones that are marked with and X are the ones I changed in mine as one was breaking away and made the gear lever sloppy hope it helps
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Re: Sloppy Gear Lever!

If that dont work try popping a couple of Viagra in the gearbox

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If that dont work try popping a couple of Viagra in the gearbox

it will be a hard stick then
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The red arrowed bushes are made of hard plastic the ones that are marked with and X are the ones I changed in mine as one was breaking away and made the gear lever sloppy hope it helps
Are those the shifter bushings u see listed ?
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Re: Sloppy Gear Lever!

Cheers for your help everyone, I think are give the viagra trick a miss though!! lol
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Are those the shifter bushings u see listed ?
You would have to ring up the company you buy from just to be sure you getting right part fella they a lot of bushes on gearshift linkage and some on extension rod
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