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Shift Rod Bushing

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:44 pm

I replaced the shift rod bushing in dads car when we put it together. He has driven it maybe 1000 miles and the bushing is already broken. Are the generic bushings just that crappy or could it be another problem.....Last time I ordered some parts I noticed a listing for an oe bushing for a couple bucks more so I purchased it. It is def. made of a little different material....a lot more flexible.

You guys have any experiences or input?

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Re: Shift Rod Bushing

Post by BKiller on Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:34 pm

I've been avoiding this job on my SP2 for over a year. I did buy the OEM unit though.
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Re: Shift Rod Bushing

Post by rpm750 on Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:55 pm

I got a better one from Alex when my hanger broke and it is a lot looser than the one I got from CIP1. I'd buy the German or OE one also.

BKiller, it's not that hard/bad. I had a bracket brake now that was a pain getting it in the middle of the tunnel.
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Re: Shift Rod Bushing

Post by Clyde on Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:14 pm

The most important thing is keeping it lubed. You can drill a hole in the side of the tunnel, so you can get grease on it w/o removing everything. I sand the rod too, and polish it with scotch bright where the bushing travels.
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Re: Shift Rod Bushing

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:24 pm

Clyde wrote:I sand the rod too, and polish it with scotch bright where the bushing travels.

Yeah we sanded it smooth but didnt polish it....

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Re: Shift Rod Bushing

Post by Bugman114 on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:16 pm

I never even knew there was a bushing there till a few months ago, when bob posted about having such a hard time with it, lol. lol, I prolly need to replace mine, but been to busy/ lazy to mess with it, lol.
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