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Old 09-10-2012, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by petriej View Post
I'm really confused. Do you have any pictures?
I do not have pictures from when the shift lever was backwards. So I took some pictures with the shifter about where it was when it was backwards.

Originally Posted by Brad31late View Post

The PO (my car) had a new clutch installed, could that of messed with the shifter sitting towards 5th gear?

How can you rotate the shifter?

I'm sooooooo

At first im thinking shifter linkage and bushings, i just heard of a thing called a detent and now i might need to rotate it 180*!!!!
If the PO installed the shift lever backwards like I did it would make the shifter sit towards 5th. I have attached a picture of the shifter linkage with the part you need to rotate circled. To rotate, first remove the shifter knob, leather boot under it and the foam under that. Next pull up the rubber boot so it is no longer siting in metal circle. Then crawl under the car and remove the two clips on the selector rod. Now remove the selector rod and rotate the shift lever. Before you put every back together I would put the leather boot and shifter knob loosely on with selector rod installed without clips to see if the slither is where it should be.
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