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Old 01-16-2019, 02:01 PM
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So I replaced my Manual transmission shift boot since it was ripped and the replacement is very tight when putting the car in gear. Itís almost so tight that getting into first and third is very difficult. I ordered another one thinking it might be this particular one but got the same result. Any ideas?
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:27 PM
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Is it possible to install the boot reversed? Maybe the gussets are designed differently on the top/bottom and yours is binding.
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:28 PM
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I checked that as well and it appears that it is designed to be able to install only one way based on the tab positioning.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:23 PM
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The only other thing that comes to mind is to push the boot down onto the shift lever so it moves less with each shift. In other words, the top of the shift lever moves a longer distance than the middle section, and this extra movement may be binding the shifter. Try pushing it down on the stick, tuck the material down around the stick wherever possible. Good luck.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:58 PM
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Pushing it down will make the metal rod visible and is not ideal. Iíll have to take it apart again and see what could be causing it.
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The last 2 leather boots I have bought from CC have both needed to be repositioned on the mounting plate because they restricted the shift lever from going into third and fifth gear.
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Can you describe what you mean by repositioned? What did you do to alleviate the problem?
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Originally Posted by dlight26 View Post
Can you describe what you mean by repositioned? What did you do to alleviate the problem?
Remove leather from the frame, using a heat gun to soften the existing glue. Glue the leather back on the frame using contact cement so that there was more leather in the "boot" srea and less on tbe frame. Essentially making the boot longer and baggyer.
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