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post Jan 11, 2021 - 12:33 PM
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So...first post, total noob Q, but I just bought the car, so please cut me some slack.

I have just purchased an imported '95 JDM GT4, about 175Kkm on the clock, and shifting between gears feels really vague.
It may be that I just haven't driven it enough yet to get smooth and comfortable with the action, but do the bushings or bearings in the stick-base wear out?
Is it something that requires a lot of digging?

I'm a good and competent mech on motorcycles, but don't have much car-work experience outside normal upkeep.
Any info would be appreciated.
post Jan 12, 2021 - 3:31 AM
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rear motor mount on ST202 either 3sge of 5sfe tend to wear out within 36000 miles. this will cause misshifts and difficult to shift. also check the cables. the ST (7afe) and ST205 use the same cables. will i know e56 transmission and C56 use the same shift cables. i can imagine e154 must be the same cables. check part numbers.

i had cables so frayed that only 1st 3rd and 5th gear worked. i remember pushing my car in reverse to get outta places for like a month straight. it was torture.

there are poly replacement pushing for the cables themselves. good luck.


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post Jan 12, 2021 - 5:18 PM
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could be a variety of things. Check shift cables, bushings, clutch pedal etc to rule out quick simple things. With these old JDM cars you never what you'll get. If it's not any of those then you're probably looking at a slipping clutch and changing that isn't too fun on the GT4s.


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post Jan 13, 2021 - 11:45 AM
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Slow down Chee...

OP: Start with shifter bushings

If that doesn't help, and/or your gear selector ON the trans has excessive play, you should replace the "Sugar Cube"

After that, I would look at the shifter cables, THEN get to more labor intensive work....


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post Jan 14, 2021 - 11:58 AM
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Jan 13, 2021 - 10:45 AM) *
Slow down Chee...

OP: Start with shifter bushings

If that doesn't help, and/or your gear selector ON the trans has excessive play, you should replace the "Sugar Cube"

After that, I would look at the shifter cables, THEN get to more labor intensive work....


laugh.gif laugh.gif sorry, sitting on my computer all day's got me bored I did suggest the simple stuff first tongue.gif


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post Jan 14, 2021 - 12:27 PM
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QUOTE (cheela @ Jan 12, 2021 - 5:18 PM) *
could be a variety of things. Check shift cables, bushings, clutch pedal etc to rule out quick simple things. With these old JDM cars you never what you'll get. If it's not any of those then you're probably looking at a slipping clutch and changing that isn't too fun on the GT4s.


what about the muffler bearings, and the blinker fluid chee?

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post Jan 14, 2021 - 2:37 PM
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QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Jan 14, 2021 - 1:27 PM) *
(yes i signed in after 2 months) could not resist.


BAHAHAHAHA

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post Jan 14, 2021 - 11:13 PM
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i guess i cant, these days, its just a lot of things going on, but wont miss a chance to troll.


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post Jan 18, 2021 - 7:40 PM
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Thanks for the replies! When I first posted this it seemed to disappear, so I didn't know if I'd posted to a closed thread or what.
I'll get looking at the bushings and cube first. I don't think it's a major thing like the clutch itself - seems to work fine - but the motor mount makes me go hmmm.
Much appreciated!

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