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5 speed shifting problems

The shift lever has a very wide "throw" to change gears. In driving, the shifter works to change gears, but I have to hunt for the right slot and shift slowly. I was told there is a shift pack to resolve the problem

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Havent heard of a shift pack to rectify this problem ,just buy a decent car like a ford or a jaguar.these cars do drive like a bag of nails and never worked on one yet that didnt have this problem with the gearchange

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The
shifter needs to be inspected. Its quite possible that The
shifter assembly is got misaligned, it has to be open and realign.








There
are many other possibilities. But if it was working right up till now and
suddenly this shifting problem occurred then its shifter
assembly alignment issue.




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i suggest you to refer these gear shift issues, which are mostly noticed. These
are direct links with appropriate solutions to
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indicator Shows "3" Instead Of "D"?


http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/gear-indicator-shows-3-instead-of-d.html

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2006 Chrysler 300c: Shifter Stuck in Park?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/06/2006-chrysler-300c-shifter-stuck-in.html

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1998 Ford Expedition: Will not Shift Out of
Park?


http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/1998-ford-expedition-will-not-shift-out.html

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Car will not move when in gear?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/car-will-not-move-when-in-gear.html

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http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/08/car-is-stuck-in-park-and-shift-will-not.html


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2007 Ford Expedition: How to shift car in neutral with Dead Battery

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That loosenes when shifting is cause by the bushing that are already loose.
You could replace it by yourself by removing the shifting lever, a pivot bolt that holds the bushing and the lever.
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