Yo, I've been dealing with "play" in the shifter and a bit of notchy shifts since I purchased the car late last year. Did a little unscrewing of bolts and prying a window switch out and found that my lower shift boot was ripped up, and the bushing that sits atop the wave spring was badly worn. I thought about just replacing the worn out parts but then I came across threads about how great the MR tall shifter kit is.
I installed the kit a couple days ago and as well as drained out the trans and refilled with 75 90w motorcraft....Since the install
I'v been having issues with going into second from 1st. I get a nasty grind when ever I shift into second or sometimes it feels as if theres a barrier between 1st and 2nd. Others time it shifts normally like some knife through butter ----.
I don't have this problem in 3rd -6th maybe the occasional notchy shift, but no grinds/ barrier feel. I have gone over the install instructions 1434354343 X and even regreased the shifter 3 times! cleaning off the pre-existing grease first tho. IDK if I'm just retarded and haven't adapted to the tall shifter yet, or I'm just inept at manual driving/ there's something wrong with my car
So, as title states If anyone in Virginia (Nova) area would be willing to drive my car and help diagnose my issue an exchange for beer (brand of your choice) I would greatly appreciate it! I'm not asking for free labor just would someone familiar with the 6th speed trans, mr shifter to drive my car up the block and hopefully bring it back