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shifter play?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by mustang67n, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. mustang67n

    mustang67n Senior Member

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    i was wondering if theres any way to get the play outta the shifter on my '89 civic 5 speed.

    ive already got energy suspension shifter stabilizer bushings, and htey helped a little, but not enough.

    i'd LIKE to have it more like a rifle bolt, or like a newer cars shifter ya know? i doubt THAT good is possible, but i want it better lol

    any ideas?
     
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    teler86 Junior Member

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    i have the same exact issue, anyone have any sort of clue???
     
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    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    have your tried other shifters?
    maybe a short-throw?

    I've a GSR shifter in my rex and it doesnt seem to have much play at all, compared to the stock EF's wobbly self...
    idk. give it a try.
     
  4. mustang67n

    mustang67n Senior Member

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    when i get paid, im ordering a new short throw shifter for it. i was told that the bushings in the shifter itself wear and and it gets loose like that..

    so a new shifter it is :-D
     
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    CrazyAzn Senior Member

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    my skunk2 shifter is prob one of the nicest things i bought, aside from my motor. . . and to answer ur question it took the slop outta the shift =P
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Get new pushings. I installed ES bushings and that tightened up the shifter quite a bit.
     
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    halfbreed New Member

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    have you looked to where the shift linkage hooks up to the tranny??... it might be worn out there and that's causing the wobbliness of the shifter....
     
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    mustang67n Senior Member

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    the shift linkage at the tranny is nice and tight.. im going to buy a new shifter (short throw) and see if that takes care of it.
     
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    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    B&M or Skunk2 would be my suggestions if your buying new.
    GSR shifter if your buying used.
     
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