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Old 06-22-2006, 11:04 AM   #51
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the problem is fixed but i don't have to cool cheap mod any more, but on the bright side i have all six gears again
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Old 06-22-2006, 03:06 PM   #52
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Adjusting the linkage is easy:

1. Put the shifter in neutral
2. Carefully pop/pry up the orange lock on the back of the cable end
3. Wiggle the shifter around trying to find the best center position - don't shift into a gear
4. Push in the orange lock on the back of the cable end

Take it out for a test drive and see how all the gear gates feel. Adjust if necessary again (likely won't need to).

Sometimes the cable housings come out of the body attachment clips (under the heat shielding in the 'tunnel') and can flop around a bit ... requiring a cable adjustment.

Some early-build SVTs had the MTX-style cable ends (as shown in the Focushacks article). Newer builds have a cable end where the lock pops out instead of in (as shown in my earlier posted pic).
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Old 06-22-2006, 03:43 PM   #53
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my linkages feel good...I am not gonna mess with them.....

I Tell you what, I went to drive my car this morning and when I shifted to second the first time it felt sooooo good....I forgot I took the weight off. Popped right into gear. It's perfect now.......
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still doesn't help me@!
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Old 06-22-2006, 05:33 PM   #55
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just removed this took me a bit of time since my hands are large and its 100 degrees out right now...
anywho i took it out and put the bushing and bolt in and no 5th and 6th gear once i take it out all good tho and i love it...kinda mad about the hole in the tranny now but o well...hope nothing breaks

i had the problem with the shifter poppin off under hard shift but after bothering my dealer long enough i got new bushings and havent had a problem since!! nice compliment to my sts and VF mount..

i recommend this to all!
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Old 06-22-2006, 05:39 PM   #56
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put the bushing and bolt in and no 5th and 6th gear once i take it out all good tho and i love it...kinda mad about the hole in the tranny now but o well
Just need a shorter bolt (with a washer) to put back in the hole I suppose.
Though, I did look at mine again, and I don't believe that hole goes into the tranny.
It's a separate cast piece that the linkage mounts to, so there shouldn't be any problems with leakage.

Now about the 5th and 6th gear, that's really strange...
Did you have the bushings and bolt back in place when you lost 5th and 6th svtguy21??
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Old 06-22-2006, 06:28 PM   #57
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yes i did, maybe i didn't have the thingy all the way to the right near the drivers side or put it in reverse. i think i did it right though damn it! i would love to check be able to do this, and everybody go to the 03 owners site and tell me what you think
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I have the bolt and bushings in, and I have all gears fine....mine is an 04, so My linkages feel good still...
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Wow, what a difference. Shifts so much easier now. Little more notchy but feels better.
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it seems that the o3's are haveing a issue with the mod
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