Question about 1991 Mercury Capri
The car has to be on ramps.
When under the car have someone operate the shifter so you can see where the slop is in the shift linkages. The bushings that used to be there have disintegrated over time. You can buy new bushings at a Mazda dealership (tell them your car is the same as a 1989 323) and unbolt things and replace them. There is one bushing that won't unbolt and has to be cut out, which is why is fix these the cheap easy way.
Get some thick nylon tie wraps, and thread them into the gaps of the linkages. Keep feeding as many tie wraps as you can into the gaps. When you can;t force anymore in, tie off the straps, have someone operate the shifter and see if you can force a few more in.
When you're done, this repair is as good as the purchased bushings, and should last a long time...
Posted on Nov 20, 2010
Strap Ford, Doncaster, Melbourne has bushes for the selector bar that connects the gear stick lever to the gear box. The bushes are available for both ends. There is a picture that they sent me with numbered parts. I quoted the numbers I needed and they ordered them, picked up same day. Great service
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Gear Shift lever loose
There are two torx bolts that hold the shifter to the column. You can see them with the lower column cover off (must first remove the ignition cylinder). If the lever is loose, these bolts are the first thing that I would check. That the identical problem on my villager.
Posted on Jun 29, 2010
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