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Driftn620
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    Posted: 23 July 2005 at 6:27pm
so.. I'm another in a line with sloppy shifter syndrome

the trans is nice and tight, and was recently replaced, as was a new clutch, so I know it's not them... but the shifter is so sloppy it has trouble catching into reverse, and WON'T go into 5th (I can find 5th in the driveway now and then, but the shifter won't travel enough to click it into 5th. I went to the local nissan dealer to see about finding a shifter bushing or bushing "kit" but all they could offer was to order single parts for me...

I just wanna know of this is the right part.. and if there is a Nismo Urethane or hard plastic version

the part # we found was 32861-N4200 ... for $4.07 it's basically a lil rubber donut the ball of the shifter rides on in the tower (?) ... is this what wears out?... what else will I need? I don't dare take the shifter apart right now cause the truck is a daily driver it has to be on the road monday - Friday every week.

BTW it's a 78 620 Kingcab
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bullet Posted: 23 July 2005 at 8:30pm

A 78 should not have any rubber ball.

My 78 and new Z-cars have two round plastic bushings with flares at each end. Those bushings are what the 'pin' slides through that holds the shifter in place. The slop is usually in that area.

The T5 in my Z is rock solid.

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bullet Posted: 24 July 2005 at 11:08pm
this is why I ask ... it's not a rubber ball... it's a donut that we were looking at ... that the pivot ball on the shifter itself rides in

but if it's pin and the flared bushings on the bottom... that's good to know too... any idea of a Nismo part#(s)? or the OEM nissan part #(s)

the guy at the parts counter at the local nissan here... isn't that great with old stuff at all.. but they will look up/order any part # I give them, nismo or Nissan
1986 camry - decent stocker driver
1965 F100 - custom, was dads
1973 Yamaha 650 chopper - now a family member 20+ years
1978 620 kingcab - Rally build!
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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 11:56am
My 510 with the old trans I just ran a bolt thru the bottom and sqeezed it so it titen up.
also the round bushing kit in Motorsport cat is 99996-C303- order thru nissaparts.cc but i havenet seen mine go bad.

mike jurado [mjurado@superiornissan.net] know the other kits for like the later 200sx trans Ball in the socket type.
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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 1:36pm
thanks... I email Mr Jurado about the cost/shipping of the kit, or the part#'s in the kit

thanks again guys... I love the little truck.. but 4K on the highway for an hour SUCKS
1986 camry - decent stocker driver
1965 F100 - custom, was dads
1973 Yamaha 650 chopper - now a family member 20+ years
1978 620 kingcab - Rally build!
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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 2:09pm
4K on the highway?

Geez, how fast are you going? I find that doing 80 in a 620 isn't good on the nerves. Even my 4-speed only turns 3500 at 70. (My 5-speed 4X4 turns 3200 at 70).
'64 320
'68 520
'72 521 V6
'74,75,79 620s
'76,78 4X4
'76 KC
'72 510 Wgn
'78 B210
'78,81 510 Wgn
2X '78 510 Coupes
'83 720 KC

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