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What's usually causing the sloppy 5 Speed shifter?
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 Posted: Sat Oct 6th, 2018 03:57 am
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On this work truck 93 2.3 5-Speed the shifter is quite sloppy. I actually did the clutch about 10 years ago and it still seems good but the shifter is pretty bad. It was bad back then. I replaced something on it when I did that clutch but it's been so long since I forgot what it was. I know that the pinch bolt nut was missing when I did that. I see Dorman offers a shifter kit for it but I'm not sure what the parts are in the kit. Also the knob has gone missing again. I don't drive it. I actually never got the hang of driving it because I've always had automatics. I did do the whole clutch job and everything worked on the first time. No overnight bleeding, I remember that. My father uses it as a work truck but the shifter is pretty bad and might need some attention. Without having to remove the transmission is there anything to do that might fix it?



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 Posted: Sat Oct 6th, 2018 08:01 am
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Majority of the time, this will be all you need to remedy that sloppy shifter. Shifter kit



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 Posted: Sat Oct 6th, 2018 02:48 pm
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Agreed!
The dorman shifter fix kit with new nylon bushings and top cover is the ticket!
Make sure you put trans in N, then remove shift lever, install new parts (you have to press metal pin out a bit) and bolt lever back down with trans still in N

Every 5 speed I do gets new a shifter kit......



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 Posted: Sat Mar 16th, 2019 03:42 am
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i got a hurst for mine, at the time i needed replacement bushings, they were only available from ford. my hurst is on its 2nd truck now. yeah its expensive, but its a nice upgrade. almost as nice as swapping out a 3.45 rear end for a 4.10 one



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 Posted: Sat Mar 16th, 2019 05:41 am
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I used the Hurst Kit also, but the Shift Lever is too short for me.
I ordered a longer Lever but didn't like the positioning so I made an adapter to move the lever one inch higher and back an inch... now I like it, and it is a Hurst Shifter, well at least it says so !

When I would go in for a Sticker back in MA, the Tech would always say how great the Shifting felt; I like it !

I would buy the Hurst Kit again if the need ever arose.



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5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15" BFG ATs,
Hurst Shifter w/Longer Replacement Shift Handle with (Homemade) Mounting Adapter; 1.5" up x 1" back.
Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !
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 Posted: Sat Mar 16th, 2019 01:29 pm
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I put a extension on mine too, basically a threaded 3/8-16 connector for all-thread. Maybe about 2” total gained length overall. Running a Jeep Wrangler shift knob. Have a short piece of heater hose covering the extension.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 16th, 2019 02:08 pm
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I just used 1/4" Flat stock, 2"x 2", cut at an angle to reduce the amount of steel added. (Cant find any pictures of the adapter, funny I take pictures of everything else).
My Knob started off with the Hurst Standard Knob but I changed it out for a Larger Aluminum 8-Ball.
I need to get pictures of this stuff.



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2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
Large Tube Rear Axle, 31 Spline - FX4, 4.56 Gears, OX Locked
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15" BFG ATs,
Hurst Shifter w/Longer Replacement Shift Handle with (Homemade) Mounting Adapter; 1.5" up x 1" back.
Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !
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