Pelican Technical Article Replacing BMW Shift Bushings — Volkswagen syncro

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Every BMW I have has always shifted pretty — providing that the bushings are not worn out. often on older BMWs, the ability deteriorates as the years go by. many people blame transmissions and prepare for a full their worries may be needless. In cases, the shift bushings simply worn out and need to be Worn bushings can result in shifting, misplaced shifts, and when engaging gears. people are amazed at the improvement occurs when they their bushings. A mere $45 on new bushings is a heck of a lot cheaper a $1500 transmission rebuild.

The step is to jack up the car and gain to the under carriage (Figure 1 ). The shift linkage components are above the driveshaft. The photos for technical article were with the driveshaft removed, as I was a clutch replacement at the same Keep in mind that the normal process of replacing bushings, your access and will be restricted by the driveshaft 2 ). You can accomplish all the tasks without the driveshaft — it just things a bit more difficult.

working underneath the car, you move to the cockpit and remove the knob. See our Pelican Technical on Gearshift Knob Replacement for details. With the gear knob removed, remove the padding beneath the shift Then pull up the rubber boot so that it is only to the shifter lever.

Now, underneath the car. The shifter is shown in Figure 5. Again, photo was taken without the installed, so you will have to and work around the driveshaft you’re working on the shifter Begin by removing the lower selector rod. This rod is onto the shifter handle and coupler by two small circlips. a small screwdriver, remove circlips (Figure 6 and Figure 7 ) and the rod simply slide off (Figure 8 ). the yellow plastic washers as fall out of the assembly when you it.

Now, pry out the shifter arm bushing is attached to the chassis, and supports the arm (Figure 9 ). A small flathead will work well in case. Figure 10 shows the of the bushing as it is being removed.

will leave the shifter arm only to transmission hinge This part is very if you have never done it or don’t know what to Never fear — the here will make it easy. There is a clip is attached to the transmission that the shifter arm. You need to this clip from the in order to remove the arm. The is, you cannot see the clip and cannot see you’re doing, or how to release the However, if you have enough and know how it’s mounted, removing it should be a snap.

The of the clip is shown in Figure 11. view is shown in Figure 12. of the clip is shown in Figure 13. are all photos taken from the car. This is what you see, but will not be very to you while you are removing this To be 100% on how to remove it, we’ll to take a look at some of the detailed later in this Figure 46 shows the top of the transmission the clip sits. Figure 47 the clip and its integrated pin, and how it is up for removal. Figure 48 shows the mounted and attached to the transmission You can’t see this from the car, and it will drive you trying to get this off if you don’t how it’s attached (trust me, I Figure 49 shows the opposite of the clip. Finally, Figure 14 the best way to remove the clip by getting under the backside a small screwdriver. It’s not underneath the car, but it is possible. the right knowledge and a small this clip can come out about 30 seconds. Without exactly what to do, it could hours. With the clip you can then tug on the shifter arm, and the assembly should drop the car (Figure 15 ).

Renewing your shifter is as simple as replacing all of the parts have a tendency to wear Figure 16 shows all of the pieces and that I feel should be to return your shifter to a pristine, precise feel. Of some of your existing may be reusable, so inspect them But if you want everything to be 100% then replace them Here’s what’s detailed in 16 :

1- Shift coupler with bushing

2- Pin retaining clip destroyed or weakened when

3- Ball cup sponge — completely disintegrated

4- Shifter arm (attaches to chassis)

5- Shifter arm (attaches to transmission)

6- Lower boot (often cracked)

7- arm pin (often damaged when

8- Shift selector rod circlips

9- plastic washers/bushings for shift rod

10- Shift handle ball cup (almost always heavily

Let’s begin the renewal by replacing each bushing, with the shifter arm bushing called a carrier bushing) attaches to the transmission. The old bushing is in Figure 17. Remove the old bushing by it off with a razor blade or (Figure 18 ). The inside of the bushing may some metal parts it, so be aware of this while you are The new bushing is simply inserted the arm, as is shown in Figure 19. You won’t be able to push the in all of the way yourself, so you may have to use a press or a to help get the bushing seated in the arm (Figure 20 ).

You can use the standard stock or upgrade to aftermarket Delrin bushings. UUC Motorwerks makes a set of aftermarket bushings that I They are direct replacements for the rubber bushing, and are a more fit than the originals. Figure 21 this Delrin bushings, and 22 shows how they fit on each in place of the factory bushing.

Now let’s talk about the arm bushing (Figure 23 ). Unfortunately, if bushing is worn, then you to replace the entire arm. The news is that if you are installing a shift kit, then you are to be replacing the arm anyways. For more on Installing a Short Shift Kit see the Pelican Technical Article: a 3-Series Short Shift Kit .

The bushing that becomes out is the ball-cup bushing that the handle sits in. Pulling on the shift boot shows bushing (Figure 24 ). There is a special tool that is to remove this bushing the shifter arm, however, I that you don’t really it. You can use two screwdrivers to rotate the bushing and it should snap out of its housing. If the offers resistance, you can chip at it a screwdriver or pick, as you will be it anyways. Figure 25 shows the being removed after it out of the housing. To get the bushing off of the shifter simply pull on it with fingers (Figure 26 and Figure 27 ). 28 shows the old, worn out looking pretty ugly.

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off the shifter arm thoroughly before the new ball-cup bushing (Figure 29 ). Now is a good time to install new boot (Figure 30 ). Clean the of the shifter arm where the ball-cup fits (Figure 31 ). Apply white lithium grease to the of the shifter arm prior to installation 32 ). Push the new ball cup bushing the shift lever and insert the shifter arm (Figure 33 ). Push the in and rotate it clockwise with a (Figure 34 ) until it the tab on the bushing in place with the slot in the arm (Figure 35 ).

Now, we’ll turn our to the shift selector coupler. The is attached to the transmission with a press pin. Remove the clip and tap out this pin to remove the from the transmission. With the removed, take a close at your shift selector If it’s looking like it be worn, this would be an time to replace it. The shift seal is indicated by the yellow in Figure 36. Removal is accomplished by a pick or screwdriver and picking it out of its (Figure 37 ). The new shift shaft seal is pushed onto the and pressed into its bore 38 ). It’s easy to tap it in with a socket placed over the (Figure 39 ). Tap the seal in until it is with the transmission housing.

Now move onto the shift bushings. Using a wire ensure that the ball on the selector shaft is clean and of debris (Figure 40 ). A new shift is shown in Figure 41 — it may be to replace the coupler if the internal bushing (shown by the arrow) is worn. There is a small piece that fits of the coupler (Figure 42 ) to ensure it remains firmly mounted and with the transmission selector This small sponge any backlash or slop in the transmission and is important to maintaining a crisp feel. The sponge piece is installed in the coupler in Figure 43 .

the new sponge installed, mount the on the transmission and tap in the pin that secures it to the shaft (shown by the red arrow in 44 ). Make sure that you the small retaining clip on the shaft prior to tapping in the pin otherwise you will not be able to get the on (shown with blue in Figure 45 ). When the pin is tapped in, the retaining clip to cover it.

With all of the bushings and couplers it’s now time to install the arm back into the car. of the retaining clip is the opposite of Figure 46 shows the top of the transmission the clip sits. Figure 47 the clip and its integrated pin, and how it is up for removal. Figure 48 shows the mounted and attached to the transmission You can’t see this from the car, and it will drive you trying to get this off if you don’t how it’s attached (trust me, I Figure 49 shows the opposite of the clip.

Now, install the new arm bushing (Figure 5 0) onto the arm and chassis of the car. Place the on the end of the shifter arm, and then it into place in its bracket on the of the chassis (Figure 51 ). It may require significant force pushing to get this bushing to snap into place.

With the arm in place, now install the shift rod back into place. 52 shows how the yellow washers, and the selector rod are installed with to each other. Figure 53 and 54 show the selector rod mounted on the Mount the rod to the shift lever in a manner.

If you have any doubts how the whole assembly goes together, refer to Figure 55. shows the gear shift fully assembled and attached to the but removed from the car. the assembly is put back into the fit the gearshift boot properly in the and reinstall the gearshift knob.

there you have it — a lot of but if you walk through it step-by-step and the photos I have published for you, you should have no If you would like to see more articles like this please continue to support Parts with all your needs. If you like what you see then please visit our BMW catalog and help support the and creating of new and informative technical like this one. continued support directly the expansion and existence of this and technical articles like one. As always, if you have any or comments about this article, please drop us a

Jeff adds:

The instructions in the article said to rotate the counter-clockwise to remove it. At least on my E36 M3, using two screwdrivers to remove it the top I really needed to rotate the *clockwise* to remove it. I didn’t this until I had fought the bushing for a while and ended up prying it out.

Dave Z

To start removal of the clip on top of the with the driveshaft installed, use a flathead screwdriver inserted the tip placed on the side of the clip, the lip as far forward as you can get it. Tap until the clip a few MM, then wedge the same into the gap from a position on top of the It’s a bit of a tight squeeze the trans, bit it works. A small may work too but insted or pushing it in the clip pops, you may have to the screwdriver up.

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