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Old 04-26-2005, 05:18   #1 (permalink)
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toploader help!

hi guys, i have a toploader in an xy and its really loose, any help on how to tighten it up?
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Re: toploader help!

What's loose?

1. The shifter?
2. Cross member mount bolts?
3. Bolts to bellhousing?
4. Bellhousing to block?
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um in not exactly sure but the shifter doesnt stand properly and its pretty hard to find gears... any better?
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Sounds like a linkage issue.

have you considered upgrading your shifter/linkage assembly??
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um in not exactly sure but the shifter doesnt stand properly and its pretty hard to find gears... any better?
No probs............it will be the shifter for sure. Toploader shifters are known to be absolute buggers to shift when they get old. You can buy a shifter recondition kit at Rare Spares. I can email you a scanned magazine article that explains how to do it all yourself.

99% of most problems are caused by a broken neutral spring and the reverse lockout detent spring. Without these your shifter handle will slop all over the place making it hard to slide straight into each gear without major trauma.

A DIY job for a Saturday morning. Toploaders will never shift like silk - traditionally clunky - but the new kit will feel like a new car. It looks like quite a daunting task at first - heaps of bits and linkages - but the article has lots of fool proof pics.

Send me your email.
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hi guys, i have a toploader in an xy and its really loose, any help on how to tighten it up?
Explain "loose" as in shifteer or sloppy box ?
if its shifter it maybe work bushes which can be replaced .
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