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Weird Short Shifter Problem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rlotti, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Apr 21, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    rlotti

    rlotti [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bought a URD short shifter and installed it 2 months ago, has been shifting great, but yesterday it started shifting at the stock throw again. I took it apart today to see if something was wrong with the parts. Parts were still intact, but the shaft above the shifter boot has loosened.

    I wanted to know if anyone else has had this problem after installing URD's short shifter.

    Alex
     
  2. Apr 21, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Coupe

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    My guess is the shifter internal bushings are worn out. If you grab the shifter knob, with the truck in gear, does the shifter "wiggle"?
     
  3. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    reiss91

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    My 2011 6 speed with only 2500 miles has terrible wiggle when its in gear. but no short shifter. that normal?
     
  4. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    It will have a little wobble. I have never actually measured it. As the shifter gets older, it will wobble more.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    There are several things that cause a shifter to wobble but it's not s big deal but as for the throw being lengthened enough to notice, that is strange
     
  6. Apr 22, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    jassco

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    Stock shifter is a telescopic design with rubber injected between. Acts as a vibration isolator. It can wear out faster with short throw shifter as more force is exerted on the part. Shifter is like $173 for entire unit.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/te...-stick-shift-after-urd-shift-kit-install.html

    X-runner guys modify shifter to remove the rubber and make solid..cool ideas
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/x-runners/55433-modified-trd-shifter.html
     
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