||> I have a 1986 A2 Golf (1.8L) with a sloppy 5 speed stick shift. I have
||> replaced all the bushings in the engine compartment end of the shift rod,
||> including the bushing at the end of the rod near the fire wall.
||> I still have too much play in th stick shift. When in gear I can wiggle the
||> shifter a good amount. I assume I need to replace the circular ball at the
||> base of the shifter and the bushing right in front of the stick shift.
||> I welcome tips and suggestions on the easiest way to replace these. I
||> have to disasemble the stick shift and the shifter rod.
||It may be a worn ball bushing under the stick:
||If that is OK, then there may be some wear and play in other parts of the
linkage, see below for a writeup I did that reduced my shifter play from nearly
2" down to 1/4":
Just buy Roger's kit for the best solution.
Short, tight throws. Worked for me.
Rex in Fort Worth