Shifter install

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by Gustang, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. Gustang

    Gustang New Member

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    hey im getting a pro 5.o shifter for christmas, and i was just curious how difficult it was to install a shifter. also i have heard that if i dont do something right, i might screw up my synchro's.. is this true? let me know Thanks
     
  2. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Its easy, you cant hurt your syncros or at least im pretty sure you cant. you just have to adjust the stops and it can be done with the car off. It was probaly the 1st mod I ever did my self and I found it pretty damn easy.
     
  3. Greggerex

    Greggerex Active Member

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    First mod I ever did myself as well.

    It's not bad at all. Have fun.
     
  4. Stangbangin

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    let me give you step by step real quick.... unbolt old shifter... yank if off...put on new shifter tighten bolts your done
     
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    dont forget to get some rtv. :santa_afro:
     
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    ryclef331 Well-Known Member

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    Give me a break. Thats some dude just trying to scam a buck. That isn't anything you can't make at home yourself.

    5 YEARS. I've never used a gasket on any shifter....EVER. No leaks. If you don't like the noise that lets your KNOW you're in gear then you shouldn't have changed the shifter to begin with....
     
  8. MeanGrn Gt

    MeanGrn Gt Well-Known Member

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    What is wrong with using a gasket? The problem with rtv isnt leaks it is more to stop the noise and speed up time/less mess. You shouldnt need a noise to know you are in gear you should be able feel it. Its not like the gaskets are 20 bucks there like $5-$6. Not much of a difference from a thing of rtv.
     
  9. Matt94GT

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    Only thing I can think of is for ppl that daily drive their stangs, to just dampen the noise abit, I agree the leak thing is bs.
     
  10. ryclef331

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    screw the 5 -6 bucks....then waiting for shipping to make it a "faster install." You want a rubber/silicon vibe/noise damper, slap a bead of black rtv of the shifter base and let it set up completely. THEN bolt your shifter down. Guess what...same thing works for handle gasket. Wait 2-3 day for shipping or wait a day for it to set up....hmmm. Those gaskets are a rip.
     
  11. 94Vert

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    I had a little trouble with my install. The old shifter was siezed on there pretty good. I had to use a flat blade to pry around the base of the shifter. After that it easy very easy.
     
  12. Stangbangin

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    Yea the stock shifte ron mine was crazy stuck...but someone here actually said to do a rowdy 1-2 powershift and low and behold that piece came loose.
     
  13. 95KBGT

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    lets put it like this, me and my lil brother put his MGW shifter on his terminator at 1am christmas day in the dark, both wasted and we got it right the first time, so dont worry.
     
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    ;D ;D ;D
     
  15. Downshift

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    Dont mean to change teh subject but KB did you have that cowl hood on your car before and go back to stock or what happened with that? The one that is under your name.