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Old 10-08-2004, 05:26 PM   #11
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8) Disassemble the shifter (cont):
Remove the other half (black plastic piece) of the pivot cup by pulling down on it with both hands.
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Old 10-08-2004, 05:27 PM   #12
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9) Clean all the parts to be transferred to the new shifter,
as the standard grease is different than what’s supplied in the kit.
The sum of an SVTF’s shifter’s parts.
Noted parts are what will be transferred to the new shifter.
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I’m not going into much detail on the installation process.
If you are able to get this far successfully, you’ll most certainly be able to put everything back together.
However, there’s a few hints I found that I’ll pass along for the installation process.

Use the supplied lube liberally when assembling the parts on the new shifter.
There were 2 tubes in the kit I received. It’s icky sticky gooey stuff, but it works exceptionally well.
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1) I removed the plastic shift lever from the housing, lubed the shaft, as well as the noted areas in pic.
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2) Before I even started the process,
I covered both seats with towels to avoid unwanted “foreign substance” intrusion onto the fabric or leather.
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Enough already. Let’s get that thing installed!
OK, I was feeling a bit goofy at this point, and it was getting late.
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3) Clean the mounting area well before putting the shifter in.
Don’t forget to put the supplied spacer in place before you lower the shifter into it’s new home.
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4) Using a 5mm 3/8 drive allen head socket, I torqued the bolts to 96 in-lbs (8 ft-lbs).
Use a criss-cross pattern as if you were torquing wheel lug nuts.
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5) Make sure you lube the cable pivots on the shifter, before installing the cables.

6) This pic shows how I used the screwdriver to pop the inner cable back on the shifter.
I was able to install the outer cable by using both my hands to pop it back on.
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Old 10-08-2004, 05:35 PM   #20
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All right….there you go! Enjoy that new shifter!
My fingers are tired from typing all this up.

I sure hope this is a help for those folks that will attempt doing the install.
Total R&R time should take just over an hour.
Took me quite a bit more than that, since I was taking pics and writing notes.
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