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    Angry Shifter fell through.

    The issues with this car just never seem to stop. My '93 Protege LX just dropped a big ole fun one into my lap. While I was backing out of a parking spot the shifter dropped down. It appears that there was a hard rubber isolater that attached the shift Lever and the control rod to the extension rod, and it has decided to say, "**** you I'm out!" The only thing keeping the shift linage and everything from grinding into the pavement is the exhaust. Where can I find a replacement for this, or should I just have the damn thing welded together and say **** it? If need be I'll take some pictures to clarify.
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    no need for pics .. as a short term fix take 2-1.5" self tapping screws and run them through the tabs ( if you look down at the shifter you will see 2 " bumps" one either side of the assembly) this is where the rubber was bonded to the metal frame of the assembly. be sure the rubber is all the way in and the screws will go through the metal into the rubber. i did this with mine several years ago and it is still holding up . an alternative is to make an anti-drop bracket which will require welding

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    I've done the same thing on 2 cars. Works good
    Its all fun and games until someone turbos an Escort

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    this is what I did.


    It looks like this from in the car:

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    It looks like this from under the car
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    What I used to make a bracket; a old bumper mount.
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    How I made the bracket.
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    Finished product using lock nuts. This is solid solution if you don't have access to a welder.
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    My car is a Vazondissan. Part Nissan. Part Mazda. Part Ford. Part VW. Part Honda.

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    Zombie thread bump! This just happened to my 92 LX. Kudos on the DIY repair but is there a replacement part to fix this problem?

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    pull it back into place & fill around the rubber with polyurethane caulk in a tube from any of your local or mainstream hardware stores. easiest solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FE3-323 View Post
    pull it back into place & fill around the rubber with polyurethane caulk in a tube from any of your local or mainstream hardware stores. easiest solution.
    Appreciate the quick reply FE3-323. I understand that may be the easiest solution but is it a good lasting solution or will I have to revisit this in a few months/years? Heat is big concern living in AZ..

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    Shouldn't be an issue, polyurethane is pretty tuff stuff. Its still holding in my 323. And thats been 6 plus years.
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    That's got to be a strange feeling. Never happened to me. Can't quite imagine what it would be like.
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    Six years eh? Imma give that serious consideration dude. Now to figure out how take apart the shift boot and console..my google-fu has become weak from lack of use

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    Closest thing I could find with a quick Google search. It's not a tear-down tutorial, but it shows all the pieces and fasteners to give you an idea. If it's anything like a BH, it should be pretty simple to remove. I would also take the opportunity to clean up under the consoles while you have them out of the way.

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    the shift knob & aprox~ 4 screws
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    1992- project FE3..... 313 WHP @ 9.3psi




    I pet my dash when I get into the car..."good car"
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