Shifter Seal Replacement


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Hearn660
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Shifter Seal Replacement

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I have gotten to the point when you pull the shifter off of the splines of the input shaft to the transmission. I have pulled the bolt completely out. The shifter slides almost to the end of the splines but comes I to contact with the frame preventing it from coming off. I have wiggled and jiggled but can’t find the the space to get it off. I have even pulled the crash bars off to find a little bit more room.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Re: Shifter Seal Replacement

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I know everyone has their own way of accomplishing any task however, when replacing the shifter seal and adding the shifter brace, I removed the six header nuts and loosened the rear clamp at the collector. A little jiggling allowed me to lower the header a couple of inches and then I had plenty of room to replace the seal and clean up the area. This worked well for me and the only problem I had was trimming the heat shield to fit around the new shifter brace without trimming off more than necessary. Now I have no leak and shifting is much better, quicker, tighter.
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Re: Shifter Seal Replacement

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If it is hitting the frame there is an article in the How-To section that covers that.
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=46601
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Re: Shifter Seal Replacement

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Rambozo wrote: Sun Nov 13, 2022 2:28 am If it is hitting the frame there is an article in the How-To section that covers that.
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=46601
Thank you!!


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