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Unread 03-31-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
Wheelman286
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Shift Boot

Awhile back my slave cylinder went out so I went ahead and got it and clutch changed by the family mechanic (I wasn't ready to tackle dropping the whole motor and tranny on my own). Now for some reason my shift boot won't fit on my shifters right anymore. If I bolt it back to the floor, it won't let me shift into 2nd, 4th or reverse. It's really annoying for a perfectionist like me and it lets air that my Cat heats up blow through right against my legs which is also very annoying in the summer. There wasn't any change in the way it ran, drove, or shifted after the work was done it's just the boot. Anyone know what might cause this?

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Unread 03-31-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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Typically clearance issues with 2nd and 4th gear (including reverse) is attributed to a lift(typically body). Does your shifter have sufficient clearance with the body when it is in the aft position(2nd,4th,reverse)? If not, then you will need to trim the metal along the backside of the opening to allow for sufficient clearance. This is common, but like I said, it is typically encountered after a lift. Perhaps when the clutch work was done, the tranny mount bolts ended up further back on the skid plate which is now causing clearance issues. This can be explained by worn tranny and or engine mounts or the mount was not properly adjusted after a previous lift and was reset during the clutch work. Inspect your mounts, if good, check the clearance as described and cut accordingly.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 10:39 PM   #3
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Yeah... my tranny was lowered when the lift was put on it and when we dropped the transmission and took the engine off the motor mounts it was the first time that it had been off the car in 16 years. Makes sense i guess that I would have to do a little tweaking.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 05:38 AM   #4
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Just a thought, loosen the two transmission mount nuts and see if the tranny moves forward. If he mechanic tightened he bolts before mounting the skid plate it may be pulling back on the tranny.
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