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Old 09-25-2017, 01:07 PM   #1
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Mechanic to mechanic, I think you're going to get a kick out of this.

This morning I went to leave in my car but my shifter did nothing, just flopped around. Under the hood I found this (pic one)

I took it off and went to check for the replacement grommet (pic two)

Found out that the bushing kit is $30. I thought no way so I'll make my own.

A 13/32 socket out of my $4 socket set is a perfect fit (pic three)

Dug around in my old toolbox and found a clip which is perfect to do the job (pic four)

Drilled out the socket for a fit (pic five)

Drilled through the socket where the groove will be and drilled out a rubber washer for a snug fit. (pic six)

And I'm back on the road! (pic seven)

I noticed that my shifter isn't as loose as it was so I guess the grommet was pretty worn out and came loose who knows where.

It's so much better now. All done by hand (no drill press). WHEW!
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Three more pics.
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Thats pretty cool there!! Nothing like southern ingenuity!
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Thanks. I knew you'd get a kick out of it.
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:48 PM   #5
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Wish i could get a break. Weather is kicking me and i need to replace inner and outer tie rods. Both sides. I acke too much to do it right now.
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What weather is that? We got some light rain here that I got rained out for a while before I can get back to fixing my car.
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We are getting that too. But something else is coming... Feel it in every bone in my body!!!
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Let me guess, a cold front?
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yep.... Wish it would get here and leave....
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Wistful thinking Dan. You know Winter's coming.

but hey, you got Deb to keep you nice and warm.
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