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Gear shift lever sheared off . I can't find the part in the salvage yards, is the '88 compatible? What do I need to do to replace the '87 with the '88?

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If you go to AutoZone, they can pull up a part number for the shift lever of each year and see if they match. You could even call them to do this over the phone. If it's not a match, they may be able to tell what the difference is with photos on the computer and tell you if it will work. Good Luck.

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