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Loose shifter even in gear?!?!?

Discussion in 'Engine Tech / Drivetrain' started by forcdincivic, Jan 30, 2010.



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  1. forcdincivic

    forcdincivic Needs More Snail Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    So i Just picked up a 93 ex coupe 5-speed. Stock tranny, motor, etc. As I drove it home I realize how loose the shifter felt. Even when in gear it felt like it was in nuetral. It would move to left and right at will with no real friction. In any gear it did this, all while still staying in gear. Are there any bolts that could be tightened? Maybe replace the linkage. I just got home and havent had a chance to throw it on the lift yet to see if anything is loose under there but just wondering if anyone else had this same problem at one point. I searched and found nothing so if anyone could throw some ideas that'd be great. Thanks
     
  2. 1FastEX1994

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    might be your shifter bushings
     
  3. got traction

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    i would look to see if someone has replaced the "b***h pin" with a bolt. That would cause the shifter to feel loose and would cause it to move around alot. If there is a bolt i suggest purchasing a pin from your local dealership. They cost roughly 2 dollars.
     
  4. forcdincivic

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    Thanks, I will definetly check that out. Are you talking a pin underneath where the shifter connects to the linkage? Sorry not familiar with the b***h pin although I have heard of it.
     
  5. RonJ

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    I think Traction is referring to the spring pin, but definitely also check the bushings.

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  6. forcdincivic

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    ^Thanks Ron...that helps a lot!
     
  7. forcdincivic

    forcdincivic Needs More Snail Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    If the bushings are bad, maybe it will be a good excuse to get a short shifter and new bushings =)
     
  8. 1FastEX1994

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    Energy Suspension Bushings FTW
     
  9. got traction

    got traction i rock the sohc Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    i couldnt remember the real name for it...:lol:
     
  10. RonJ

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    b***h pin is the name I know too. It's only when I refer to the manual that I am forced to remember its true name.
     
  11. MrSamNC

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    Anyone have any suggestions/information on how to remove the Spring Pin? I am trying to replace my '86 Civic Hatch's clutch but cannot get this pin out... what's the secret?

    Thanks!
     


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