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Old 05-22-2006, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default The shifter is terrible and stiff

Been driving this thing for 2 weeks and I knew going into this, the shifter was not that hot. I'm wondering if there is a fix or bandaid for this. Its spongy, vage, and sometimes quite notchy. I've driven rod based shifters all my life and this is something I'm still getting used to. I'm still occassionally not getting good engagment with 5th gear. I guess I'm lazy at times.

Just looking for some input. I'm not racing this car and not looking for perfection, just some improvement to make it easier to daily drive it.

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Old 05-22-2006, 11:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: The shifter is terrible and stiff

Have problem shifting out of first gear ,very stiff !
the other gears are easy and smooth !
ANYONE ?
are there any adjustments that we can do ?
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Old 05-22-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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Default Re: The shifter is terrible and stiff

Have you checked the fluid level??

Maybe time to change the fluid.

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Old 05-22-2006, 11:43 AM   #4
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Default Re: The shifter is terrible and stiff

There are no adjustments on the S-Series clutch. Usually stiff shifting indicates a problem with the hydraulics. How does it shift with the engine off?

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Old 05-22-2006, 12:39 PM   #5
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There are no adjustments on the S-Series clutch. Usually stiff shifting indicates a problem with the hydraulics. How does it shift with the engine off?
about the same for me. I'll be changing the fluid soon though.

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