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I have a 5 speed subaru legacy and the shifter is very loose like having to hunt the gears ...is ir hard to repace the bearings or bushings

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  • matthew kuhl May 11, 2010

    That depends on how much you work on cars. It isn't hard, per se, but there can be small parts that can be lost or misplaced easily. And make sure you have good diagrams and instructions because many parts need to be installed just so or they don't work properly.

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Start early on week end and disassemble what you feel comfortable doing it should be obvious what is worn take part to auto parts sore to match with new part, give your self time, the more you take it apart the easier it will be 

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  • chris quammen Sep 12, 2009

    start early on week end and disassemble what you feel comfortable doing it should be obvious
    what is worn take part to auto parts sore to match with new part, give your self time, the more you take it apart the easier it will be 

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