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Shifter is loose. Bolt or pin fell out of bottom, only have one gear.

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  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    SHIFT PATTERN IS VERY VAGUE, STILL CAN ACCESS ALL 5 FORWARD GEARS AND REVERSE BUT THE SHIFTER IS "SLOPPY"

  • 4springers Dec 06, 2008

    My 5-speed shifter in my 1991 Capri is sitting on top of the exhaust system. It's no longer attached to the bottom of the car. From what I can see after taking the console out, the mounting plate is still attached to the underside of body. Looking through the hole in the floor, I can also see a plate attached to the shifter itself. I can still shift gears, but I have to hold the shifter up while shifting. What holds the shifter up?

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When this happend to me i still had all gears. there is no pin or bolt, the shifter is held in place with epoxy and pressure.. its ****, total ****. i suggest looking at the pdf service manuals on www.techcapri.com and re-building the area that holds the shifter in place. this involves removing the shifter head and leather-ish boot around it (may as well clean it while you've got it off) and then pulling the shifter up into place. then from the underside of the car, inserting some epoxy and or reinforcement brackets (to make it stronger than it originally was) to hold it in place. i used two pieces of 1/8th thick aluminium underneath the little tabs that were originaly glued/pressured into place.

please note the manuals on techcapri are for the 91-93 modles our 94 modle is slightly different, but the manual is still very helpful for identifying parts and how to get at them.

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