2002 WRX sloppy shifter
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This is a discussion on 2002 WRX sloppy shifter within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; All the gears are there, it drives fine, just there's a ridiculous amount of shifter play. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CUXdFIvXZI...

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    2002 WRX sloppy shifter

    All the gears are there, it drives fine, just there's a ridiculous amount of shifter play.

    Video:
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    Get some shifter bushings. Kartboy,Superpro and Energy Suspension all make some.
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    thanks, ordered some kartboy bushings earlier today

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    Bushings, both front and rear.. for side to side play, check into this: TiC 5MT Linkage Update

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Bushings, both front and rear.. for side to side play, check into this: TiC 5MT Linkage Update
    Yeah I went under the car the other day and it looked like the bushings weren't moving, but the linkage joint as well as the bar that attaches to it were

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    If they're stock bushings they might not look like they're moving, but they make the shifts feel all spongy. New bushings will make shifts feel crisper, and the linkage update will reduce play.

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    UPDATE: installed a new u joint and everything is still exactly the same in terms of looseness and slop

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    Sure there's not something broken in the linkage? I just now watched the video and something is definitely broken..

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    I thought that at first also, but wouldn't that mean I wouldn't be able to shift all gears? All gears work and everything and the joint I replaced was definitely worn to hell. Could it be something as small as missing the return spring? It definitely doesn't have a return spring

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