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Old 07-16-2006, 11:33 PM   #1
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Question Do I have too many bushings? First is tough to get into now

Hello everyone, I have a problem that I need help with.

Installed the Sti 5mt tranny mount yesterday, and now the stick "binds" going into first, and just now I got it into first, and it seemed stuck. I had to wrestle to get it into 2nd. It initially didn't feel that bad, but now that scared me. All other gears are firm and feel right.

Prior to the Sti mount, it shifted perfectly into first and didn't bind.

I have:
Kartboy SS
Front and rear bushings
Tranny crossmember bushing

Fluid is stock and up to the proper level.

Did we not torque the mount correctly or what? I mean it fit right in there, I don't think you can screw this install up. It was 100 degrees here today, does that have something to do with this?

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Old 07-17-2006, 12:34 AM   #2
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Bent forks usually cause hard shifting in some gears but not others.. Not bushings...... I have never had any problems with any quality bushings. Today was 112 degrees here I drove my car all day..
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:51 AM   #3
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Bent forks usually cause hard shifting in some gears but not others.. Not bushings...... I have never had any problems with any quality bushings. Today was 112 degrees here I drove my car all day..
See it just feels too damn stiff now that the sti mount is in. Like bad stiff.
I haven't shifted hard and never do, do you think I could have bent a fork on the install? Is that possible?
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:10 AM   #4
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the grp-n mount just made things feel more solid for me - not stiff... does it feel like things are binding? check the washer with the hook/tab thing on it (which holds the front shift bushings in place) - the hook should go out away from the bushings - if it goes in, the linkage will bind on it. no idea if that's your problem, but it's something to check.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:25 AM   #5
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See it just feels too damn stiff now that the sti mount is in. Like bad stiff.
I haven't shifted hard and never do, do you think I could have bent a fork on the install? Is that possible?
You usually only bend forks by missing, pounding gears...
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:59 AM   #6
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Hello
check the washer on the shifter bushings. the front ones. chances are you have the washer on backwards. the "tang" goes towards the outside. if it goes inwards it will bind with the linkage.

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Old 07-17-2006, 02:15 AM   #7
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and/or overtorqued something
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:06 AM   #8
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We also installed the sti pitch stop at the same time, so he has:
Sti group-n pitch stop
Kartboy SS
Kartboy front & rear bushings
Sti tranny crossmember brace

I'm wondering if the pitch stop got tightened at a weird angle. Otherwise it's probably the washer on the front bushings (even though it would have been that way for like 3 months since we didn't touch the washer on saturday)
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:42 AM   #9
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If you tighten the pivot point on the shifter too much it will be hard to get into gear. Also make sure your shifter shaft that meets the trans is not rubbing on the metal bracket inside the car that surrounds the shifter.
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