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Old 09-12-2010, 01:52 PM
86 ford bil 86 ford bil is offline
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Question transmission shifter

i have a 86 ranger .i have a 5 spd and the shifter is so lose that i really have to be cafeful of my shifting. the stick will spn 360degrees. i think maybe a busing is gone or somthing like it. what do you think is the problem?
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:56 PM
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is it the knob spining or the whole shifter
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:59 PM
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the whole shifter stick
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:03 PM
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then youve probly got a bolt that fell out or is way loose i would take a look if i were you
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:08 PM
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i did look and the top that the stick is assesable and tit has 4 bolts and all r there but i was loking in my chiltons manual and it dosent show a diagram of assembly of the shifter. its just sooooooo sloppy .....
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:51 AM
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Hey my shift stick is lose too.... It happen after i took it to the shop to get the carbater rebuilt. Were the bolt I should be looking for?
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:32 PM
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Take the rubber boot off at the floor board and remove the bolts that hold the shifter to the transmission, should be either 4 or 6 holding it there, then pull the shifter completely out...there should be a plastic ball on the end of it that connects to the shifting linkage on the transmission...either that plastic ball is wore out or the linkage is getting wore out

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Old 04-23-2012, 04:29 AM
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+2 on what Bones85 said.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:20 PM
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kk thank you Bones85!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:16 PM
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Took my boot off but I dont see any bolts for the shifter to take off or tighten. im lost.
Their 2 parts that are at the end of the shifter is like a rubber peace and a plastic one.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:26 PM
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Might help if I could see what u see lol got any pics of it
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:59 AM
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o never mind their 4 bolts i got to unscrew, So when I do that i just pull it out? what am i looking for or how do i tighten it when I do that?
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:36 PM
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There should be either a plastic or rubber ball on the end of the shifter when u pull it out...
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:47 PM
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Do i take out the 4 bolts right their? And should their be a bolt to tighten the shifter too?

this peace is loose, should it be like that?


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Old 09-24-2012, 07:57 PM
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Do i take out the 4 bolts right their? And should their be a bolt to tighten the shifter too?

this peace is loose, should it be like that?
That's the ones!! Take em off and shoot another pic on here of the ball assembly!! You should be able to tell what's worn out from there!
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