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2002 Manual Trans. Notchiness Shifting To Third Gear

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Yeah, you just need to pull out the rear shifter cable's inner retainer pin (not the outer circlip), and slip the cable end from the selecting bellcrank assy. It's held on top of tranny by just two bolts... Set it in a table vise and remove rubber boot, nut and washer to separate it. You'll probably find it's dry packed with rust dust. Clean and brush it out, then pack it with NLGI # 2 grease (as used for chassis, ball joints, etc), water resistant if possible.

 

To access your shifter cable end rods, you just need to pull back the rubber boots. You may have to cut off the metal straps visible in your photo (Not sure how mine were originally tied on.). When done cleaning and lubing, you can pack some grease in the boots, then use small zip-ties to hold them back in place.

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I've heard of a similar procedure for motorbikes - as rust can form inside the cable assemblies. Same with cable release to the hood on cars - atleast in principle.

 

Haven't heard it done recently - most opt to replace the cables if they are that FUBAR. Could try squirting some lube into the cable end, hope that capillary action will wick that lubricant up. Have to use something with some penetrating power, like Kroil or PB Blaster. But I'd be afraid that it could attract more dust / dry out and make the problem worse.

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Thanks Dom -- this will have to wait until next month. Is there a substitute for lack of a table vise?

 

I've never heard of anyone else doing this...

 

You should be fine with an adjustable wrench or Vise-Grip pliers to hold selecting bellcrank support while loosening the nut.

 

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I've had to clean off the rust on the front cable end mostly because water was being ingested until I zip-tied the front cable's boot.

 

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Yeah, so much for that.

Dom, I'm not trying to be rude/disrespectful and snub your help, but not everything -- with a busy person -- is going to happen immediately. Many things won't be addressed until Autumn 2017.

 

Thank you for your assistance.

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