[DML] Re: Transmission Shaft Nut Hole
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[DML] Re: Transmission Shaft Nut Hole

If you grind going into 5th gear or it jumps out of 5th it could be a
loose nut or more likely the 5th speed shifter fork is bent. I have
been succesful at straightening them, you don't even have to pull the
transmission to do it! You DO have to remove the shfter fork but that
is easy once you have the front cover off. On one car I did not only
was the fork bent but the slider was installed backward so you could
never (even with a straightened fork) get all the way into 5th. Be
careful about the slider, it is NOT symetrical. You also have to check
the rubber bushings on each end of the shifter linkage tubes. Worn
bushings will give you a sloppy shift. More important then the nuts in
the transmission, you should always carry a spare pivot bolt for the
shift linkage up in the frame. That bolt has a much higher failure
rate than a loose nut inside the transmission.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Shannon Yocom <ssdelorean@...> wrote:
> Well I'm becoming restless at night because my daily driver has the
5th gear
> grind and I just flipped my 1st 100,000 miles two weeks ago.
Tightening that nut

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