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Old 12-11-2018, 10:21 PM   #81
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I wish I had replaced the shift shaft seal while I had this torn down. Recommended to all that see this before digging into it.
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:17 PM   #82
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Hi all, and sorry for wake up this thread again. Yesterday I did the job, and replace all shift bushings showed in this excellent thread (thanks LoveBeingUseless). All was ok, and I could do it without release the driveshaft. But now, my center point or death point or neutral point is sited over the right side of the car, much more than before bushings replace job.
It feels like there is no much path to the right from the center point, but to the left is ok and came back to "new center" again without difficult. Shifts selection works well, but can I feel that 5th gear slices direct from the center point and not doing the little right movement necessary to lock and pull. I know is related to the internal springs and pins on the gearbox, but I ask me if is there some thing what I can do to restore the center point that I had before the bushing replace or if I did something wrong during the re assembly process.

Another useful detail, when I disassembly the shifter rod, I did it with the selector or gearbox in 5th gear, cose this give us more space to job. But the assembly work after all bushing replaces was in neutral or center point. so, maybe something happens internally on the gearbox on the disassembly process??
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Any help or idea is welcome and thanks in advance.
Yes, it makes you wonder if having it 5th could have caused it. I wish I could help, and hope someone who is more knowledgeable will jump in. Good luck!
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:49 AM   #83
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awesum project. i was directed to this by a friendly seller on ebay amd boy, am i so glad.. i have learnt alot and also about lubes . Thanks Guys ..All love
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