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Old 01-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Discostar View Post
Its a long shot, but it could be a worn gearshift rod joint. In the picture link, #12 is what I'm talking about.
RealOEM: Gearshift rod joint
Originally Posted by doogee View Post
My money is on the selector joint. There is a foam ball inside to keep it tight and they wear out often.
Bingo. Easy to overlook because of the pain in the ass it is to get at.

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