Time: 1hr give or take
Tools Needed: set of sockets w/extenders, flat head screwdriver, 3/4' hardened steel bolt, hammer, box end wrenches
(((I am not responsible for any damage to your car if you screw this up)))
1) Remove battery, battery bits, battery tray
2)Begin by removing the linkage on top of the shifter tower (remove #1 first and 2 second in case you are retarded).
3)Next, remove these bolts and get your flathead in there to pry that puppy off (it probably wont want to come easy).
What it looks like with the assembly out (be sure to cover up that gaping hole in your tranny)...
4)I dont have a picture of the assembly, but basically you pull the top part off and set the actual selector rod assembly aside. You will be working on the top part, which looks like this...
And this is the bearing you will be knocking out...
5) Next, pry out the bushing.
6) Now comes the fun part. Knocking out that pesky bearing sleeve. First, break the plastic bearing piece with all the little bb's in it out. Then, get your 3/4" bolt and stick it in from the top to where the threads can only bite the bottom lip of the bearing sleeve (dont want to shave of any of the aluminum housing of the enclosure) and apply lateral pressure to the bolt so that the threads get a good solid bite on the lip of the sleeve. Now hammer it out.
Under side pic...
7) Next, get the new bearing and push it in the shaft by hand as far as possible. Once it gets started, take your bolt and flip it upside down. Make sure that the head of the bolt is sitting level and flush on the bearing and softly tap it the rest of the way in.
Verify that the bearing is seated properly (no gap).
8) Once the bearing is in, time to tap the bushing in with the same method.
9) Next, pull out this seal...
Difference between old and new...
10) Now just put the assembly back together (only one way that it slides together) and then put the whole assembly back in the tranny (there is a cup with a little half moon that slides into a groove in the top of the tranny). Also, there is a square section on the spline that the linkage slides into. The square section should be on the left.
11) Bolt everything back up and reinstall the battery and battery bits and youre done!