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Old 09-25-2017, 02:07 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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Old 09-25-2017, 02:08 PM   #2
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Three more pics.
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Thats pretty cool there!! Nothing like southern ingenuity!
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:42 PM   #4
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Thanks. I knew you'd get a kick out of it.
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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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Old 09-25-2017, 04:27 PM   #6
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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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Old 09-25-2017, 04:58 PM   #8
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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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yeah...i know, Was hoping it would stay away....
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Hello , nice post)
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Nice work Celery, I am like you...if it costs too much for what you need, you make it yourself.

I'm pretty good at jerry rigging stuff.
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Thanks Mixx.

Yeah, I'm pretty good at this stuff.
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Well...We are gonna be moving. The state of Texas wants us to tag our truck and 5th wheel before i can get there drivers license. Cost is over 800.00 bucks!!! Screw Texas!! Looking at two places, Arizona or Florida. Thinking Florida in the panhandle near Crestview. Tags and license cheap at both places. Our mail forwarding is in Crestview. Looks at the first of the year. Don't really want Arizona. Can go if we need to. Got to get the truck and trailer ready so i have plenty of time to get r done. Should get there in January sometime. Wheels up!!
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Sorry to hear that Dan. I think Ariz is better for you. It's a warmer state and safer than Fla.

No hurricanes in Ariz.
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Can, Yuma area is right along the mouth of gulf of California and they do get them. Not that often, but they do. Looking at panhandle of Florida to get a place. One we both like but still away for us to find out if they have a space for us. Its in Holt and there is camps for us if a hurricane comes through that way. I think i like the golf over the Colorado River. Nothing in stone yet. But for sure we leave state.
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It's a shame that Texas treated you like that. $800 is out of the question for a friggin license.
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Thats the truck trailer and license. They really love to rape you without being kissed first!!! It has really put a bad taste in my mouth over Texas. Its becoming the worst state next to California! I am going back to AZ. Get my license renewed there and go elsewhere.
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Thats the truck trailer and license. They really love to rape you without being kissed first!!! It has really put a bad taste in my mouth over Texas. Its becoming the worst state next to California! I am going back to AZ. Get my license renewed there and go elsewhere.
That $800 for your truck and trailer is more than it's costing me for tags for my truck and trailer so I think it's WORSE than California. What year is your truck and your trailer? My truck is a 2005 Chevy 2500HD and my trailer is a 30ft. 2004 Wilderness. $500 for tags for both of them.
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