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Old 06-06-2008, 11:35 AM   #104 (permalink)
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I should also add, I had a different car with shifting problems, and it turned out that the little bellcranks on the end of the shifter cable at the transmission end had rusted onto the linkage coming out of the transmission. The bellcrank had partially torn the rubber isolator inside it in an effort to free itself. I ended up making new lexan isolators with lots of clearance both inside the metal part of the bellcrank and also around the pin of the transmission linkage. After that, it shifted like a brand new car. The sintered bronze bushing at the center of the old bellcranks were rusted onto linkage so hard that I had to melt them off with a torch.
If you just look at the linkage all put together it will look perfectly fine. Try taking it off the transmission and examine everthing very closely.
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