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Is your Hasport shift linkage as loose as a 2 dollar whore? Hymen Restoration.

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  1. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    The shifter in the CRX was sloppy, and getting worse.. I mean, I could move it 4+ inches left and right while it was in gear.. So I replaced some stuff..

    I replaced the shifter bushings, R&R'd all of the shifter guts, and have an aftermarket shifter with a hard bearing in the bottom.. no play there.. So the last thing I checked was the linkage.. Bingo.. Tons of slop on the transmission side of the shifter linkage. I could literally move it around 1/2 inch in all directions, which translates to 4+ inches of slop at the knob. It was the last thing I checked because hey, its Hasport, right? Good stuff!


    Called Hasport.. They said "We have a kit for that" Asked for my shipping address and mailed one out, free of charge.

    Kit arrived: A bolt and two plastic bushings.. (phone pics suck)
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    Taken apart:
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    After taking apart my linkage, I found a much different setup with rubber bushings inside that had failed:
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    And if you want a readable set of instructions, check the fourth image link at the bottom.

    Anyway, Did the procedure.. It was straight forward, kind of a bitch to hammer their pin out, but it came out.. Then their bolt was 1/8 inch too short.. But luckily I had one on hand that was the right size and length.


    Put it all in, and presto chango.. Shifter is now tight like a... Good shifter should be. :ph34r::D

    Crappy that I had to do it, but A+ to Hasport for standing behind their products and not giving me any shit about it.
     

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    Bobby17772 New Member

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    it's kind of funny that they got so many calls and complaints that they made a kit to fix it, I'm waiting till they come out with like a stage 2, where it doesn't move even 1/32 of an inch because soon people will be saying that the kit you've got will move to much. but congrats on the fix!
     
  3. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    The kit took the play out of the linkage.. The new bushings had to be pounded into the linkage with a mallet, so there is no play there. The only play is the bushing to bolt, which is much less than 1/32. Probably 1/100. The only way to take more play out is to press in metal bearings, and then press a pin through them. They can't get rid of 100% of the slop with the setup they are currently using.

    So, hasport, lets see some bearing action! *hint* *hint*
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    word... even ralli///art has shifter and linkage bearings for their cable shifters and for dirt cheap.
     
  5. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Wow. I like it! Now do they sell that separately? I would think they would have to... gotta recoup some cost. Then again, it's probably two off-the-shelf bushings and a bolt.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    I'm sure its "off the shelf" stuff, they probably purchase the pieces in bulk, costing them 30 cents a kit or something. Its nothing overly fancy. Not a stainless or grade 8 bolt (or even metric for that matter) and the plastic isn't derlin or anything nice, just hard plastic.. Probably nylon.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Nylon would be good enough to hold up there- it's not like that pin area is under major stress all the time... only a few pounds' force when it's time to shift.
     
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    nope i fixed mine 4 years ago with bronze when i worked at a place with a machine shop inside and was allowed to use the lathe
     
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    Jared759 Well-Known Member VIP

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    I think I might make me a set of bushings like those. We two milling machines and a lathe in the shop in the backyard. Lol
     
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    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    my stock linkage was loose as obamas mom... had to make my new parts with a bench grinder! turned out nice tho. :D
     
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    EG93sir Racer X 904

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    Perfect timing on this thread,Im having the same issue with mine,new it lasted about a year with very spirited driving,now its sloppy enough to cause a grind and miss shift,Hasport here I come!
     
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    Just came across this trying to find out what is up with my friends hasport linkage. looks like Hasport came out with a newer or 'stage 2' linkage with the nylon bushings instead of the old rubber ones for the EF/ CRX chassis

    http://www.hamotorsports.com/crxefblink.html
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :thumbsup: thanks for the heads up
     
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