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 Post subject: sloppy gear change
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:35 pm 
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my 1500 fwd is hard too get into first and reverse - there's not much distinction between the respective gear slots. any ideas what could rectify that to make the gear selection more defined? thanks


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 Post subject: Re: sloppy gear change
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:41 pm 
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Bushes at the bottom of the gear shift would be my first point of call

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 Post subject: Re: sloppy gear change
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:41 pm 
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What Bruce said!^^^^^^^^

The FWD box will never have the precision of a RWD box, but you should be able to find the gears OK! There are a set of nylon and rubber bushes and little metal tubes that all wear in the bottom of the stick/linkage, some are the same as used in the Heralds/Spitfires 3 rail box. You can still get a kit for the Herald linkage from all the usual suspects.

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 Post subject: Re: sloppy gear change
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:46 am 
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hi i've bought what i think is a bush its a thick black rubber circle about the size if a £2 coin. would this be it? alos, is this accessed from inside the car by taking the carpet cover off the stick? thanks


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