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1993 vw jetta

How do i replace the shift ball on the shift linkage?
its hard to shift gears.

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    how do I replace the worn ball on the end of the shift linkage on the transmission end on a 99 silhouette van

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    how do I replace the ball on the transmission end of the shift linkage on a 99 silhouette van

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U mean on the shifter irself inside the car?? If so, u just unscrew it, but won't solve ur problem at all.

Instead replace the 2 plastic link kits located on top of the tranny. They are about 3 inches long and they can be popped off with a little prying. Costs about 30 bucks for the pair, even less.

Also for the shifter itself it can be adjusted by the dealer but must be done on a lift. Go to the dealer if the 2 linkages are replaced and still doesn't shift properly.

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