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Old 12-05-2000, 07:13 AM   #1
PRODRIVEN
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Angry My Cusco Shifter Bushing Fell Out

My car shifts like a garbage truck. Sometime last night on the highway half of the cusco shifter bushing fell out and the car was a pain to shift. The throws were extremely long and clunky. I thought the shifter fell out becaus eit was moving all over the palce. I had to take it to the dealer this morning and we found half the bushing gone and the other half just hanging in there. The bolt came loose over the last year and the driver's side half fell off. They temporarly fixed it by cutting another bushing in half and squeezing it in there. So now I need to find a new bushing somewhere. I would check the bolt on your bushing every once in a while. The rubber is so hard the vibrations must have worked the bolt loose over time.
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Old 12-05-2000, 07:44 AM   #2
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wow that sux...good luck getting new bushings...thanks for the heads up
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Old 12-05-2000, 08:12 AM   #3
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Time for some Lock-Tite! Looks like I have something to do tonight. Thanks for the warning.
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Old 12-05-2000, 09:10 AM   #4
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Same thing happened to me! After four months, the nut fell off, then the metal plate, then one half of the bushing! I got the stock parts put back in under warranty, but when new bushings go in, so does a nylon lock nut!

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Old 12-05-2000, 09:11 AM   #5
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Can you tell that something's wrong right before it goes?
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Old 12-05-2000, 10:54 AM   #6
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Since it happened to NU everytime I check my oil I check the nut to see if it's backing off. So far I haven't had a problem. I may take it off and put some Loc-tite on it though just in case. I don't think there will be a way to tell it's going to fall off short of getting under there and checking though.

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Old 12-05-2000, 11:20 AM   #7
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No way to tell... one minute, it was on ok and working fine, the next shift went "CLUNK." The nut must have fallen off somewhere before, and the bushings and the plate held it on for a bit, but again ****CLUNK****** Car still shifted I found out, but very messily. I ended up making a bushing out of a block of wood, used a door striker plate for a plate, and a hose clamp as a 'nut' (I couldn't find ANY nut to fit that stud...not in a hurry anyway). Call me McGuyver, but it worked until the dealer got the parts in!

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Old 12-06-2000, 12:39 AM   #8
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for 35.00 shipped i can send you a kartboy kustoms shifter bushing set.
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Old 12-06-2000, 01:34 AM   #9
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Here's something that'll work as a 'bandaid' fix, coat the visible threads outside the nut with RTV silicon. When dried, it'll keep the nut from vibrating off, but will not prevent its removal when you use a wrench. We used to call it 'poor man's safety wire'
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