Wow. So my rough shifting issue...

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Wow. So my rough shifting issue...

Post by Arro » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:16 am

So back in Dec. I picked up an '03 SRT-4. It was hard to get into gear sometimes, but if I granny shifted, it would eventually pop into gear. The kid who I got the car from told me it needed a clutch. Then people on here and in a local SRTforums meet told me the shift fork was worn. I had asked if doing bushings would help and was told maybe but probably not.

So I was removing the battery tray to try to see where the oil pressure switch is, and when I removed the tray I saw this:

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Uhhh... um..... wow.

So um yeah there's why it wasn't smooth shifting LOL

I happened to have a set of booger bushings for the 2000 ES' planned MTX conversion, so I grabbed the two bushings from that and threw them in.


NIGHT and DAY!


Wow. I can't believe they were just sitting there like that, and it shifted AT ALL for the last few months!
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Post by ducktapetg » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:37 am

That would explain the massive amount of slop in the shifter. I had the same thing happen in my 99 r/t. Its incredible how the stock bushings just disappear.
Booger bushings however, are a terrific product. :rockon:

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Post by Arro » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:35 am

I'm just amazed it shifted at all, but I suspect that the broken upper torque strut/mount let it literally wobble into gear.

There are times when it's still a teensy bit rough at higher RPM's, but I suspect it's just the shift fork. It's just nice to know the fork isn't worn to the point where I really have to worry about it right away.
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Post by Bzevey » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:13 pm

I had that same thing in my old green car booger bushings make a HUGE difference
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:33 pm

Holy crap lol! Nice find

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Post by JeffB#2 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:39 pm

Nice picture! It's been a while since I've seen a pic where both bushings were 100% gone like that.
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Post by Marcel » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:30 pm

JeffB#2 wrote:Nice picture! It's been a while since I've seen a pic where both bushings were 100% gone like that.
yeah reminded me of mine :mrgreen:
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:05 pm

Mine were the same way. Just be glad you didn't shift into 1st, when you thought you were shifting into 3rd like I did. Rev limiters don't do much for that. :lol:
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Post by theColonel » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:59 pm

Arro wrote:I'm just amazed it shifted at all, but I suspect that the broken upper torque strut/mount let it literally wobble into gear.

There are times when it's still a teensy bit rough at higher RPM's, but I suspect it's just the shift fork.
It's just nice to know the fork isn't worn to the point where I really have to worry about it right away.
:thumbup: ... Thanks for posting this ... going to order booger bushings for my car :)
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Post by WhiteSRT69 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:46 pm

lol had the same issue.

one bushing was gone and the other broken in 2....

didnt solve the problem so a clutch and some odds and ends were done
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Post by OhNoA2.0 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:23 am

Yeahhhh.... About that
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Post by OreoDJR » Sat May 11, 2013 5:50 pm

I just checked mine, just the shorter cable (didn't take the battery out yet)

Its... Its gone..

Just plastic ring on metal. omg

Just ordered boogers

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Post by Bzevey » Mon May 13, 2013 8:46 am

Booger bushings are the easiest and best mod
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Post by PurpleStuff » Tue May 21, 2013 3:22 pm

This literally just happened to me last week. Changed the fluid and stuff. Removed the battery and found this. Ordered booger bushings right then.

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Post by Arro » Tue May 21, 2013 6:41 pm

Yeah it's amazing it shifts without them, but with some coaxing... it does!

I still have a rough shift. Actually, it shifts good when it's cold, but as soon as it warms up it's hard to get into the gears. I suspect shift fork, but would a bad clutch also cause that?
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