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#751663 - 12/27/09 11:18 AM Shifter upgrade
nlc5491 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/09
Posts: 86
Loc: Cheltenham PA
Has anyone upgraded their stock shifter? Mine is very inaccurate on the gear selection. I ordered a b&m quick silver shift. Is an aftermarket shifter hard to install? Anything I should remember?
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#751897 - 12/28/09 09:47 AM Re: Shifter upgrade [Re: nlc5491]
nlc5491 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/09
Posts: 86
Loc: Cheltenham PA
No one has any ideas?
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#751916 - 12/28/09 11:00 AM Re: Shifter upgrade [Re: nlc5491]
MKOTLAREK Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 204
Loc: FAYETTEVILLE, NC
I replaced my stock shifter and console for this B&M shifter

http://www.bmracing.com/PRODUCTS/Performance-Automatic-Shifters/Megashifter

Install was pretty easy but time consuming. The hardes part was wiring the neutral and reverse circuits.

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#752051 - 12/28/09 09:20 PM Re: Shifter upgrade [Re: MKOTLAREK]
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Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 4694
Loc: Louisville, KY
Your stock shifter has nothing to do with the gear indicator. Its not even connected directly to it. The shift lever on the trans is connected to the rods to the column where the indicator is. I'm not sure what parts are worn out in there but I believe its the spring in the dash for the indicator thats causing your problem. Also, I have a B&M Pro-Stick installed in the factory location.

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#752060 - 12/28/09 10:08 PM Re: Shifter upgrade [Re: 84supersport]
1 Slow SS Offline
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Registered: 09/09/07
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Loc: Small town USA
If your reading is not accurate then it could be two things. First the steel rod that goes from the transmission to the steering column is out of adjustment. Just loosen up and re adjust at the trans linkage as needed. Second the wire that attaches to the column from the indicator has a small clip and is out of position. You have to remove the dash bezel to see it. It's on the lower drivers side and can be slide around the circumference of the column for corrections. As long as the shifter cable isn't stretched you should be ok.
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#752092 - 12/29/09 01:06 AM Re: Shifter upgrade [Re: 1 Slow SS]
Aeroaddict Online   redeyes
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Registered: 01/30/03
Posts: 7065
Loc: Fairfield County ,CT
Like Ron said above, you can adjust the indictor on the dash just by moving the clip thats attached to the column ring, its cinch and takes a few seconds.
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#752126 - 12/29/09 10:03 AM Re: Shifter upgrade [Re: Aeroaddict]
nlc5491 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/09
Posts: 86
Loc: Cheltenham PA
The indicator is gone. I put in new gauges. The shifter itself doesn't put it In the correct gear. It feels off.
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#752131 - 12/29/09 10:20 AM Re: Shifter upgrade [Re: 84supersport]
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Loc: MD
Originally Posted By: 84supersport
Your stock shifter has nothing to do with the gear indicator. Its not even connected directly to it. The shift lever on the trans is connected to the rods to the column where the indicator is. I'm not sure what parts are worn out in there but I believe its the spring in the dash for the indicator thats causing your problem. Also, I have a B&M Pro-Stick installed in the factory location.


That looks very 'at home' there! How much finageling did you have to do to get that alignment?

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