car repairs


Question by  Roddy66 (21)

What can I do to repair a manual gear shifter that is loose?

My manual gear shifter is loose and it is driving me crazy.


Answer by  James916 (539)

There is probably a bearing that is loose inside and needs to be replaced. Remove the gear shifter from the transmission and look for a loose bearing inside. Once that is replaced, you can then install the gear shifter back onto the transmission. Replace and trim or covers you had to remove to get at the gear shifter.


Answer by  Joe46 (88)

The quickest way to tighten the manual gear shifter is to replace the booger bushings, this will prevent slop by tightening the shifting linkage up. If this is a cable shifter, replace you shift linkage cable.


Answer by  JRossi17 (788)

What you want to do is replace your shifter bushings. If you go underneath the truck and see where the shifter connects to the linkage there is two bushings there, then follow the linkage up near the cv axle and there are more bushings up there to replace, this will get rid of shifter slop.


Answer by  bb (674)

a mechanic needs to check and see if the shifter is loose where it bolts on or if the shifter is worn out.

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