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Old 11-08-2015, 02:32 AM   #1
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shifter problems

On a road trip from Atlanta to Savannah. Stop for a stretch, got back on I-16 and now I only have 3rd & 4th gear. Any ideas please reply or call 404.210.6721. This car is killing me!!!!

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Old 11-08-2015, 04:51 AM   #2
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take a look under the rear at the back of the trans and see if both cables are still connected.



passenger side at the rear of the trans.
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:08 AM   #3
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shift cable

Thanks to Jake Raby and jcslocum. I'm in business again.

One of the shift cable sockets had indeed popped off the ball at the transmission.

I just keep learning more about these things whether I want to or not. Guess that's a good thing?
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:05 AM   #4
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It may 'pop off' again. Try a zip tie? Others have used them
Check Motor mount?
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There must be a way to rebuild or rebush those ends.
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Old 11-09-2015, 02:35 AM   #6
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There must be a way to rebuild or rebush those ends.
Jake sez he is working on a component to remedy this problem. And I'm convinced, if anybody can, well, you know...
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:06 AM   #7
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In aircraft rigging a simple ball stud fitting is used.
This is adjustable and can be locked. Inexpensive and effective.If one of these pops off when you are flying the consequences are just a little more dramatic than on the Boxster...Hence the locking feature:-).
Low Carbon Steel Ball Joints, Metal to Metal Ball Joints from Cablecraft Motion Controls
With Jakes Helo experience ,I guess the new product will be aircraft derived?

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Old 11-09-2015, 01:39 PM   #8
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Tarrett has something that should work for those of you who don't want to just zip tie the factory pieces in place the way I did

Transmission Link, 986 5 spd (ea)

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