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  • Shifter Cable Bushings FTL

    While I was under my car changing the oil today, I spotted my shifter cable end barely hanging on to the shift tower. When I touched it, the bushing just fell out. So all along, I thought my transmission was wearing out because 1st, 2nd, and reverse were a pain to shift into. For some reason, the play in the shifter didn't alarm me at all... So on a sunday, I was left to "ghetto-rig" a bushing. I'm actually quite pleased with what I came up with and I won't hesitate to leave it there forever..!

    On the left is the rotten bushing, about 2/3 of it left. On the right is my "bushing." I used rubber hose, a plastic cap that fit right inside, a c-clip and a washer to make sure it doesnt fall out. It was a pretty snug fit so the washer and c-clip were more for my peace of mind. Hopefully this will help others in the future.

    -1995 Contour SE 136k Sold 7/23/09 -Christine-
    -1998 T-red SVT Contour # 5961 3L hybrid coming soon. -Miri-

  • #2
    Nice ghetto fix for the win!

    I made a lim rod out of a battery tie down bar, two nuts and 2 washers. Works like a charm and I never have to worry about the stupid clips breaking ever again!
    2000 Toreador Red/Prarie Tan #576/2150 Revived 4/25/09 191 whp, 189 torque
    1977 Datsun 280z 5speed
    2008 Taurus X
    2003 Accord

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    • #3
      Necessity is indeed the mother of invention.
      I like it !!
      Retired: 00 CSVT #1890 Black / Tan "Rachel"
      Born 1/26/2000 Owned 8/4/2006 - 11/9/2013
      Current Ride: 2008 Mercury Mariner V6 "Angie"
      SVTFLEA: 2009 Focus SES Coupe

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      • #4
        thanks! Best accidental mod i've done so far. The shifter feel is waaay better.
        -1995 Contour SE 136k Sold 7/23/09 -Christine-
        -1998 T-red SVT Contour # 5961 3L hybrid coming soon. -Miri-

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        • #5
          Nice! Maybe I should get underneath mine and check it out. I have play in the shifter itself but I don't have any trouble getting it into any gears...
          - 1999 SVTC TGRN/TAN #1068
          - 1999 SVTC BLK/TAN #1977 - Sold 10/11

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Brent372 View Post
            Necessity is indeed the mother of invention.
            I like it !!
            It was always poverty for me.
            See, you think I give a . Wrong. In fact, while you talk, I'm thinking, "How can I give less of a ?" That's why I look interested.
            I know there's a god, because every once in a while someone whispers in my ear, "You're my favorite!"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by IRingTwyce View Post
              It was always poverty for me.

              Word.
              Former owner of '98 SVT #1,173. Need a 95-00 Ford CD manual? PM me

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              • #8
                i've been running with a similiar set up for a couple monthe now....works great,and hasn't given me any problems....
                '98 3L SVT #895 sold!
                '99 svt sold!
                '95 mustang gt sold!
                '98 svt #800 sold!

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