Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-01-2015, 06:19 PM   #1
I am my own mechanic....
 
Timco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 3,433
Why does my shift knob have so much slack in it?

Even when it's fully engaged it has a lot of slack or play. Any way to take up that slack?

__________________
'04 Boxster S 50 Jahre 550 Spyder Anniversary Special Edition, 851 of 1953, 6-sp, IMS/RMS, GT Metallic silver, cocoa brown leather SOLD to member Broken Linkage.
'08 VW Touareg T-3 wife's car
'13 F150 Super Crew long bed 4x4 w/ Ego Boost
Timco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2015, 06:33 PM   #2
Registered User
 
RedTele58's Avatar
Cuz since you split sheets all you've been doing is working on your car?
__________________
I think I have a Porsche problem...
RedTele58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2015, 06:54 PM   #3
Registered Boxster abuser
 
healthservices's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: socal
Posts: 1,014
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timco View Post
Even when it's fully engaged it has a lot of slack or play. Any way to take up that slack?

wire tye or Tie-wrap the cables to so they do not flop around.

you want to feel something bad jump into a old pantera.
healthservices is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2015, 07:53 PM   #4
Custom User Title Here
 
particlewave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: WA
Posts: 6,087
Garage
If I jerk my knob around too much, it starts to feel loose, also. Lube things up well to prevent further damage.
particlewave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2015, 09:39 PM   #5
I am my own mechanic....
 
Timco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 3,433
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedTele58 View Post
Cuz since you split sheets all you've been doing is working on your car?
I purposely added "shifter" to the thread title.
__________________
'04 Boxster S 50 Jahre 550 Spyder Anniversary Special Edition, 851 of 1953, 6-sp, IMS/RMS, GT Metallic silver, cocoa brown leather SOLD to member Broken Linkage.
'08 VW Touareg T-3 wife's car
'13 F150 Super Crew long bed 4x4 w/ Ego Boost
Timco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2015, 05:21 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Pdwight's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 2,079
Quote:
Originally Posted by healthservices View Post
wire tye or Tie-wrap the cables to so they do not flop around.

you want to feel something bad jump into a old pantera.
I always wanted to drive one of those, I hear a rust free Pantera is as rare as Astatine
Pdwight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2015, 05:23 AM   #7
I am my own mechanic....
 
Timco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 3,433
So side to side and cable related it's firm, but front to back it seems to have an inch or more to wobble freely. Can this slack be adjusted at the shifter?
__________________
'04 Boxster S 50 Jahre 550 Spyder Anniversary Special Edition, 851 of 1953, 6-sp, IMS/RMS, GT Metallic silver, cocoa brown leather SOLD to member Broken Linkage.
'08 VW Touareg T-3 wife's car
'13 F150 Super Crew long bed 4x4 w/ Ego Boost
Timco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2015, 11:29 AM   #8
Registered Boxster abuser
 
healthservices's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: socal
Posts: 1,014
I had a boxster once with a worn out bushing in the shifter. Maybe that? How loose is it?

healthservices is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page