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    Thread: Shift lever seems to have lost its rebound when pushed to the left

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      01-21-2012 08:48 PM #1
      any ideas? I am very worried about this and have no idea what it might be. I am currently searching this and coming up with things like shift cables and linkage, but i believe that those dont affect the springiness left to right. please help.

      90 G60 manual
      i can still shift gears without grinding or extra effort, with the exception i have to move it to the middle instead of it springing back from the left.

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      01-21-2012 10:02 PM #2
      come on guys, really needing some help.

      Looks like it might be internal to the transmission, which i suspected, but i hope one of you guys would know how or what i need to replace to fix it.

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      01-21-2012 10:18 PM #3
      lift up the shift boot and make sure the bolt is tight on the lever, this is used for left/right alignment. also check to see if the spring has broken right near that bolt.
      Last edited by FlatlanderSJ; 01-21-2012 at 10:21 PM.

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      01-21-2012 10:34 PM #4
      I did lift up the shift boot made sure everything was tight, although that spring, that is coiled CLOSEST to the shaft and has an arm that reaches toward the bolt area, is loose. As in i can move it with ease with a finger, it seems to jiggle around a little bit. Now this arm has a little pin hole that looks like the spring arm is supposed to go into it, i tried to put it into it but to no solution.

      Am i on the right track?

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      01-21-2012 11:55 PM #6
      i also have the loose spring thing...

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      01-22-2012 01:06 AM #7
      Crappy cell pix, but it does the job.

      Before I did the rebuild.


      Out of focus.

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      01-22-2012 10:21 AM #8
      I actually have the same problem, no spring action when pushing to the left, right still feels fine though

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      01-22-2012 10:29 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by edocdog View Post
      Crappy cell pix, but it does the job.

      Before I did the rebuild.


      Out of focus.
      From the look of your pics, it looks like the arm of the spring needs to be mounted on top of that stationary metal arm connected to the bolt! But I will try it.

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      01-22-2012 11:01 AM #10
      Yes, those arms on the torsion spring do break and will cause this.

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      01-22-2012 12:50 PM #11
      There is a small bushing that keeps tension on the spring and forces it towards the front of the car. Sometimes it chips the lip off or is old.


      #7 in this picsture




      white piece beside the spring in this pic




      Temp Fix is to do this zap strap it like I had to till I got around to fully re-building the whole thing.




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      01-22-2012 01:12 PM #12
      Also chek this piece in the bay and see if where the cable attaches is broken. Mine was broken for long time and had the issue you talking about.

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      01-22-2012 08:04 PM #13
      What it looks like is:
      The clip the spring sets against is fine, but the spring is supposed to have two arms I believe. I can pretty much free spin the spring where it's at with the exception that the top arm stops it.
      I will post a picture when I am home

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      01-22-2012 09:45 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Radvr6T View Post






      number ten is the piece that broke, the spring i have in there only has the one arm.

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      01-22-2012 10:01 PM #15

      In area A, the spring arm on mine was located underneath the solid metal arms? should it be so?
      In area B, if you look underneath, mine doesnt have that second arm pushing against the metal plate there to create the resistance when you push the lever left. I believe that is my problem. Anybody have any suggestions on where to find one of those puppies? I will be looking around tomorrow when its not sunday. haha Thanks guys








      Some pics for clicks!!
      first time i have put my corrado of vortex

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      01-23-2012 01:54 AM #16
      Diagrams and Parts needed to rebuild the shifter box internals on a VR6/SLC, there may be some differences in a G60. Order parts at Dealer









      Thanks PeterM for the pic












      Part numbers ,taken from above pictures
      Side to side spring
      357-711-145-B

      Reverse lockout spring
      431-711-197

      Forward collar bushing
      357-711-124-A

      Forward bushing
      357-711-590-B

      Ball cap
      357-711-164

      Shifter guide
      535-711-055-D

      Middle bushing
      357-711-590-C

      Rear bushing
      357-711-166-A

      Bushing
      357-711-217

      Damper
      357-711-901-A


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