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    Default 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.

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    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!
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    Necessity is indeed the mother of invention.
    I like it !!
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    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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    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent372 View Post
    Necessity is indeed the mother of invention.
    I like it !!
    It was always poverty for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IRingTwyce View Post
    It was always poverty for me.

    Word.
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    i've been running with a similiar set up for a couple monthe now....works great,and hasn't given me any problems....
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