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my 5 speed fills sloppy,,help

Is it normal for the 5speed 1994 to feel sloppy when I shift. It isnt tight like the mustang I used to have. Is there anything i can do to improve the firmness of the handle when I shift? I feel it go into gear, but I can move it back and forth when it is in gear.
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get a hurst shifter, unfortunately since its all hydrauic, theres no adjustment. i never had the problem with my 97, but when i put my hurst in, omg, night and day
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if you can move the shifter back and forth while it is in gear, look into the bushings in the shifter itself. they tend to disintegrate over time
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Nobody likes a sloppy stick...
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You 5 speed FEELS sloppy...
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remember, the truck has a much longer shift arm, so it won't feel as tight as a car. But yeah, get the hurst.
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Anyway...i have a bias here.....



but....

there's those restoration kits on ebay that replace all the shifter bushings and plates and stuff. They are really cheap. I know that Redneckstone and Teradorwhat's his name put it on his truck...and they shift like new!
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Anyway...i have a bias here.....



but....

there's those restoration kits on ebay that replace all the shifter bushings and plates and stuff. They are really cheap. I know that Redneckstone and Teradorwhat's his name put it on his truck...and they shift like new!
Do you have a link to the kit?
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How about a link to the hurst?
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the hurst is nice but has to many issues for me..

1) stock unit is the vent and hurst doesnt allow it to vent and the seal blows constantly
2) it rattles
3) its not long enough for my liking.


personally i like the stock arm. most likely you need the bushing rebuild kit.

like so:



^^ this kit is missing some pieces.

most kits dont come with the spring washing you will need to reuse that. but this kit is missing the new bolts and flat washers.


here is the how to:

http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga...erbushings.htm

personally i wouldnt knock those guide pins all the way out just so you can get the bushings in, then easy knock back in. being the trans case right there is alum and you dont really want to be railing on it
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Hey thanks, just what I was looking for.


I like it here....bunch of smart guys.... saves me money and time...
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no problems what so ever with me hurst. But, it is a hell of alot more expensive than the repair kit. I'll give ya that.
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you can get it from summit racing for a little bit less but the same part number

http://www.troyerperformance.com/cgi...logno=391-5021
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no problems what so ever with me hurst. But, it is a hell of alot more expensive than the repair kit. I'll give ya that.
ya bushing kit.. $30... hurst $150+

i'll take stock thanks its just a shifter..
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Have you driven a ranger with the hurst?... Dude... I **** my pants... Made me wanna go back to a manual lol
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You 5 speed FEELS sloppy...
It's funny you call him a newbie for his grammar when you can't even use your own
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K, I left off a letter... He completely misspelled the word! Lol
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Have you driven a ranger with the hurst?... Dude... I **** my pants... Made me wanna go back to a manual lol

word. It'll shift like crap when I have to make another bracket to compensate for the 3" body lift. lol.
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Are there any aftermarket companies that is recommended?
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