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Truck shifter is very loose and sloppy and does not stay in gear.

A friend's Mazda pickup's shifter is very loose and sloppy. The truck does not stay in gear. I know its a manual, 2wd, and a 4 cylinder. We're looking for a diagram and instructions to replace the shifter bushing.

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The shifter linkage has a two piece plastic / nylon bushing at either end of the gear shift tube that goes from the gear shift lever to the transmission. As the bushes wear through normal usage the gear shift becomes sloppy. The bushes at the gear shift lever end usually wear out first.
You may have to drop the exhaust pipe to access the underside of the gear lever as there is not a lot of space to work in above the exhaust.
To replace, remove the securing nut and through bolt where the underside of the gear lever U section attaches to the tube. Pull down the tube and the worn bits of the bush will come out. Place the new bushes in either side of the tube and put tube end back between the U section. Replace the through bolt and nut. If still a little sloppy, you may have to do the transmission end bushes as well.

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Did you or replace the throw out bearing ? Or the clutch has to be adjusted. does it have a hydraulic clutch ? These have to be bleeded like the master cylinder of the brake sytem.

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SOURCE: How do you get the shifter off of a 1994 toyota

Don't know on that exact one but in general you just have too remove any console in the way, unscrew the knob, remove the shifter boot, put it in neutral and remove the bolts from the top cap and pull the shifter straight up. I have seen some that you had too lift the cap and remove a pin going thru the swivel ball from side to side that holds the shifter in place. Just make sure that nothing falls out and into the transmission. Go slow, have a good light and be careful. When you put the shifter back in make sure it drops back in exactly as it came out, Don't let it get on the wrong side of the forks and forcing it can break off the tip of the shifter. It generally is not a difficult thing to do once you figure out how to get the center console and boot out of the way.
On most Toyota truck straight shifts the problems that I have seen (jumping out of gear & refusing to go into 1st or 2nd) are a little deeper than the shifter bushing. I'm not a transmission specialist so anything any deeper went too the guy 2 bays down.
Most mechanic work is just common sense and a LACK of force!

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What part is stuck?
Do you mean the inner metal sleeve is stuck to the bold so that you can't get the bolt out?
Of do you mean the bolts are out and the arm is out, but you don't have a press to push the bushing out?

When sleeves get rusted on, the solution I use is to cut the bolt off on both sides. A power sawzall or cutting torch works fine. It does not matter if you burn out the rubber since you are going to replace it anyway.

If the bushing itself is the problem, then you could just take the arm to a shop with a press, you could run a long threaded rod through, with a pipe or large socket to act as receptical and a large washer on the pushing side. Or you could burn out the rubber and chisel out the steel outer sleeve, if there is one. Or you could buy a press for $60 at Harbor Freight, or you could make a press. After all, you have a 2 ton truck chassis you could lower on it.

If you mean the bolts are out but the arms is not coming out easily, that is probably just the fact the rubber is swollen, and you need to lever it out with a pry bar.

Give us more detail.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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