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Old 04-17-2008
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Icon14 Leaking Hurst Shifter - Problem Solved

I finally got tired of my shifter leaking and decided to call Hurst. I ask the man I was speaking to if they new of this problem in rangers and if they had a revised seal to stop this problem. He responded, yes and he took my info. and said he would send it to me. No questions asked, for FREE!

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I have yet to install it so I will see how it goes. I hope this will help a lot of people with this problem out.

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Cool. I can finally buy mine.
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i still gotta call them! my piece just like yours, is all ripped up. Currently, i had a thin layer of silocone to seal the base to the trans. lol.
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You know, I didnt really have a leaking problem in the cab, it started leaking on the outside when I sold the truck. But I did have a problem with the actual shifter piece that attaches to the shift linkage -it would keep coming loose resulting in a sloppy shifter feeling (worse than stock! LOL). Even red rated loctite wouldnt hold that sucker in.
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I just got a "free" Hurst shifter so I might have to give them a call and get one of these.
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I just got a "free" Hurst shifter so I might have to give them a call and get one of these.
don't you have a lvl2 shifter also?

want to sell one of the above?
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don't you have a lvl2 shifter also?

want to sell one of the above?
Thats how Im getting a "free" hurst, im trading the fx4 shifter setup for the hurst shifter setup.
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those are very thin and delicate. i can see how it would work though. mine tore and i went with a homemade gasket setup. it is doing well so i wont mess with it.
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I finally got tired of my shifter leaking and decided to call Hurst. I ask the man I was speaking to if they new of this problem in rangers and if they had a revised seal to stop this problem. He responded, yes and he took my info. and said he would send it to me. No questions asked, for FREE!

Jason
Can you provide an Name and number of the guy you talked to? I'd like to get one of these too... My tranny has been leaking due to the hurst shifter.
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I installed this seal a week ago and I don't feel that it is going to fix the problem completely, maybe for a while. racsan probably has the right idea making his own.

RRF901 I don't have the guys name I talked to. I just called the hurst tech service line 216-688-8300 Ext.500
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I installed this seal a week ago and I don't feel that it is going to fix the problem completely, maybe for a while. racsan probably has the right idea making his own.

RRF901 I don't have the guys name I talked to. I just called the hurst tech service line 216-688-8300 Ext.500
Have you noticed any leakage since installing the gasket?

p.s. Thanks for the #
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RRF901, Since it has been installed it seems to be holding up fine, I will be keeping an I on it. If I have to re-seal it again I am just going to make my own gasket out of gasket paper and use some silicon on it or drill a vent hole in the lower mounting plate.

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hows the gasket holding up?
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mine is still doing good.i found another idea the other day, here is the link: http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...d.php?t=255145

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