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Old 06-16-2006, 11:14 AM
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ok honestly this to me is a very stupid question but, If you grab the shift ****, and pull upward a little should the shifter have about a half inch of play up and down, cause if not what could the problem be?



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Old 06-16-2006, 12:15 PM
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Lift your shifter surround up, and see if the 3 bolts are still there and tight; they hold the shifter down. Is your shifter sloppy at all when in any gear? It might need new bushings (cheap and easy to change out).
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Can anyone please direct me to some cheap but O.K. shifter bushings and a how-to? Mine's not horrible but it's not as tight as it should be :-p
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I had the same problem. The upper and lower shifter bushings were just gone... not just worn down, gone. Mazdatrix has the upper and lower bushings for it for a reasonable amount, and they fix it right up (altho they are a tad stiff for the first week or so)
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yea the three bolts are there and tight, i guess ill check the bushings thanks guys
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Old 06-16-2006, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by QuackDamnYou' post='824599' date='Jun 16 2006, 01:50 PM

Can anyone please direct me to some cheap but O.K. shifter bushings and a how-to? Mine's not horrible but it's not as tight as it should be :-p
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also see mazdatrix, or your mazda dealer, for the bushings
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Old 06-16-2006, 05:25 PM
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Pfft, my Mazda dealer has ONE RX-8 on the lot...I don't think they know what a Wankel is...Thanks for the how-to though.
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