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Old 12-04-2004, 11:04 AM   #1
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Shifter base break.

Yesterday I got in a race with a riced out civic but that's not the problem. After shifting into 4rd gear I heard a snap sound and my shifter got loose. After getting to the house I lifted the boot to find the base broken in the front. The car still drives ok I just have to be carefull when shifting into 2nd, 4th, and reverse.

I was wondering if this was a common problem or if I just had a weak base. I have a Steeda short throw as well. Could that have done it?

Oh btw I still beat the civic...


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Old 12-05-2004, 05:42 PM   #2
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I broke mine to, but it was with the long stock shifter. Purchased a short shifter now and i dont have the leverage i had before which is a good thing. You have a 2002 and a 1/2 model im asuming, they re did all of the shifters after 2002 and a 1/2.
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Old 12-05-2004, 06:23 PM   #3
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it is a common problem, I have already broken 2. What I did to fix it is bought a new one and put JB weld where the last two broke to strengthen it, it has worked so far.
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