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Short Shifter Q

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by CRX-YEM, Feb 4, 2003.

  1. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    OK, I've got my skunk2 shifter, and new bushings etc..
    how long do you think it will take to install this stuff
    a rough estimate will do. I wanna do it this sat. was just tryin to figure
    out if I'll have time to do it. Thanks in advacne
     
  2. MaaseyRacer

    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    no more than 2 hours a buddy and I did it to his car and we were phucking around the whole time and did it in 2.5 hours.
     
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    It should only take an hour if you dont fuck around its a very easy install.
     
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    Yea, and hour to an hour and a half sounds correct if you don't screw around. One of my bros did his in an hour by himself.

    Peace*
     
  5. Jeef

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    An hour at the most. If I didn't have to work on Sat I would help you. I think that you have to leave the shifter in 5th before you take it out so it goes back in properly. I could be wrong as I have not swapped one in a while. Make sure that you have some vice grips to help hold the bolt that holds the ball in the place.
     
  6. B16

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    yes, no more than an hour, very easy to do... i'd reccomend letting the car cool down for a min, dont know how EF's are but on EK's its right there :) i love my skunk2 ss, enjoy!
    EDIT: i meant to say the exhaust is right there, where you do the work.... i was pretty baked last night, sorry :p
     
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    yup- do it cold.

    remove shift knob
    jack up car on 4 jackstands if possible, else 2 on the front as high as possible, as you will be in the middle of the car
    unbolt the shit- you might have to remove the exhaust from the hangar
    remeber how the shift linkages look...
    repeat above backwards after you put the new one in :)
     
  8. aznhottiekj

    aznhottiekj Senior Member

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    i have installed a short shifter about 4 times

    the first time took me 1 hour n a half,

    now i can do it in under 1 hour,

    you just have to get the order of removing the bolts right or it just gets awkward removing them
     
  9. aznhottiekj

    aznhottiekj Senior Member

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    o yea,
    i noticed that guy gave you a walk through,

    you might wanna also take off ur heat shield that sits right under ur shifter console, i noticed it rubs a bit in 5th gear if you dnt remove it,
     
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