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Old 05-01-2019, 08:18 AM
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Default Shifter links bushings fail and replacement

It's a weird feeling when you try to engage the fifth gear and you find yourself in neutral with a failed shifter...

Here was why :


I unfited the whole thing and it looked nasty :



As I was in a hurry to repair and go, I used a 3.2 G50 Ball Socket, as the 3.2 ball is the same 18+ mm as the 964's
I had to trim and shorten it, so it would fit in the link-tube (it's too long and too wide)






I am happy with the result, since I could get back on the road with a 12Ç part instead of a 123 oem one.

https://www.rosepassion.com/en/cat/p...-socket/P15799

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https://www.rosepassion.com/en/cat/p...de-tube/P43367

Is there any alternative source for the correct 964 link tube bushings ?
thanks

Anyway, I'll have to go back there and fit a new boot around that linkage.



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Old 05-01-2019, 09:31 AM
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Yep, these bushings disintegrate into dust over time. The 928 bushing is a direct replacement. A bit fiddly to pop them in (boiling them helps soften them up for an easier install).

part number 928.116.145.03

An even better solution is to modify to spherical rod ends / heim joints. Sealed with grease and a rubber boot, that would last forever and remove some flex in the linkage.
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:10 AM
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I found the bushes simple to install when using a bench vise and a socket able to fit inside the empty cup.

I had this issue years ago when the trans was stuck in 4th and the rod fell off. Oops.
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Originally Posted by -nick View Post
...An even better solution is to modify to spherical rod ends / heim joints. Sealed with grease and a rubber boot, that would last forever and remove some flex in the linkage.
+1 Do yourself a favor, get rid of the cheap ball and socket design. Everyone deserves to feel how these cars shift with all metal hardware. 964s are such good cars, get rid of all the soft/cheap parts.
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Does anyone make a plug and play kit to switch to the heim joints?

Last i saw there was a bit of work involved.
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