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Hey guys,

I'm replacing my shifter bushings as we speak...



I got the one that is facing sideways out and changed without a problem, now when i try to take the verticle one off it won't even budge...

I took of the codder pin and I've tried PB on it, pry bar, and everything else trying to wrench that baby off...

Is there anything like a snap ring or something I'm missing that would be holding it in place?

And if not, what can I do to get that little bugger off?

Thanks,

~Mike
 

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For any who read...

Well something that should have taken 20 minutes tops took over 3 hours...

It should have taken a 10mm and 12mm ratchet and some grease...

It took a pry bar, chisel, mallet, dremel, another dremel when I realized my brother had broken mine and I had to buy a new one...

A C clamp to get the stupid bushing on because the peg bent when I tried to pry it...

I ended up having to literally cut the stupid thing off, and I still can't find a reason why it wouldn't budge...

But on the bright side it is on and now it's over with haha...

~Mike
 

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Several years ago, the center pin on mine rusted to the pin on the shift lever. I didn't have to cut anything off though. :lol:
 

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I literally cut off the rubber and clamped onto to metal part and all it would do was spin, not come off...

Left me little choice...

I'm not known for patience...
 

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I literally cut off the rubber and clamped onto to metal part and all it would do was spin, not come off...

Left me little choice...

I'm not known for patience...
I had the same issue. I used my Army knife file/metal mini saw to get it out. Took me a few minutes but got the bitch out.
 

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Ya I'm bragging, had no probs.! Also no rust to speak of!
 

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Ya I'm bragging, had no probs.! Also no rust to speak of!
So didi both of your bushings just pop right out or was there some trick to it? I received these brass bushings earlier this week and need to install them. I've just been waiting to see if anyone knew of a trick to get both OEM bushings out with ease. I assume its the rust that keeps the bushings from popping out of place? Maybe I'll soak mine in PB Blaster or something similar before trying this swap.
 

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I do recall the smaller one being a little more difficult but not what you & others are having to go through!
Biggest problem I had was temporarily losing the special cotter pin used!
 
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