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 Post subject: loose gear stick el xr6
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:58 pm 
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hi everyone, i just bought my first car, a 97 el xr6 which has done 98000kms i couldnt be more happier. The only fault in the car is that the gearstick is a little loose i mean when i change the selection it wobbles from left to right. when its in the selection its ok. is their a way to tighten it up myself or do i have to take it to a mechanic and if so are they going to charge me an arm and a leg just to tighten a cable or screw. cheers :twisted:
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 Post subject: Re: loose gear stick el xr6
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:00 pm 
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Did you bother to pop the boot cover up and see for yourself?

 

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 Post subject: Re: loose gear stick el xr6
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:52 pm 
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boot cover?
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 Post subject: Re: loose gear stick el xr6
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:56 pm 
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The thing around your gear stick made of rubber, or leather which covers up the gear stick..

 

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 Post subject: Re: loose gear stick el xr6
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:59 pm 
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thanks for that lol, i havent done it yet but i will. is their anything i should look for? thanks for the help
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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:05 pm 
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auto or manual?

 

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 Post subject: Re: loose gear stick el xr6
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:06 pm 
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its an auto.
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 Post subject: Re: loose gear stick el xr6
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:10 pm 
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hat changes a few of the answers some of the others were so quick to supply. You can undo the tbar from the shaft, the plastic base will pop out allowing you access to the upper of the shifter mechanism, you may see something loose straightaway, of you may need to dig deeper, they were a relatively simple design, and a wobbly shifter is pretty easy to fix, someone who knows their way round an auto box will be able to pin point what needs tightening though, I've played with manuals too long and forgotten what the auto setup looks like.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:13 pm 
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Most likely flogged out shifter bushes.
Pretty much every E series we have had thats seen an auto transmission shop has got new selector bushes fitted while its up in the air.

 

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 Post subject: Re: loose gear stick el xr6
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:21 pm 
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Thanks for the help, will have a look at tomm afternoon. Time to study for my programming exam.

iam hooked on this now cant wait to ask more questions about mods for my xr6.
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 Post subject: Re: loose gear stick el xr6
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:22 pm 
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will post pics aswell
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 Post subject: Re: loose gear stick el xr6
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:29 pm 
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anychance you are talking about the tbar handle being loose?
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 Post subject: Re: loose gear stick el xr6
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:24 pm 
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yep, its the tbar thats whats loose. was calling it the the gear stick lol.
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