To align the shifter after replacing bushing, where can I get one aside from the local dealer?
A cassette gets the job done, but the real deal is so much nicer. The paper deal is the suck because the paper can move after you put it into place. I thought about getting one and making it out of plexiglass. Now that would be cool... It's well worth the $15 or so to have one - I've used mine about 10 times in the last year to fiddle around with my shifter alignment.
Quote, originally posted by vwtoys » Use an old cassette tape. Or just have someone hold the shifter in the middle of the opening while you tighten the clamp. I've done it on several A2's without the tool and it's been fine.
This method works great! Just put the tape in a ziplock, set it in there open side up, and have someone hold the shifter.
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Quote, originally posted by GXL » Who's got one for sale?
Who needs one? At worst it takes 3-4 tries to get it right. The side to side alignment is what matters, forwards back can be where you'd like it.
The width of a casette tape is the proper distance from peg to lockout plate.
Quote, originally posted by The_Hamster » Who needs one? At worst it takes 3-4 tries to get it right. The side to side alignment is what matters, forwards back can be where you'd like it.
I've never used any alignment tools when aligning the shifter. Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 tries, but its easy to adjust.
Just use a cassette.
Put it in, ribbon up, in between the lockout plate and the lockout lever.
Have a buddy sit in the car and hold the shifter rod so it sandwiches the cassette in between the lever and the plate.
Try not to use a good cassette. Ace of Base cassettes work amazingly.
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