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    Default Energy Suspension shifter stablizer bushing install

    How to install the energy suspension shifter stablizer bushing

    Things you need:

    Jack
    jack stands
    14mm wrench or socket
    17mm socket
    c-clamp vise grip



    1. Jack up and support the car with jack stands

    2. Remove the cross member (4 17mm bolts)

    3. Remove the stablizer stud on the transmission (14mm) if the nut starts to back off, you will need to find another nut and snug it up to the current nut and use it to back out the stud. You want to make sure the stud comes out, not the nut.


    3. The bar will drop slightly giving you enough room to get the c-clamp in there to press out the bushing


    4. clean out the bore

    5. grease up new bushing and install . I used the c-clamp on both sides of the bore to make sure the bushing is seated.


    6. Reinstall the bar and stud


    7. Reinstall the cross member.

    8. lower the car and go test it out

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    could you list the part #, please. also, did you notice anything shifting-wise?
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    I have it down in the garage.

    It firmed up the shifts a little bit. All my bushings are in good shape. so I have no slop in the shifts

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    Since my shifter cup is attached to the mount plate with bolts (rotted rubber), my ES shifter stabilizer is only there for moral support. Matter of fact, I might just remove the damn stabilzer bar completely.

    Ideas?

    Pros/cons?

    Good write-up.

    Alternatively, if you can't get the stud out, it's possible to drop the shifter, but that means removing the console and the 4 mount nuts under it.
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    i did this a while back. but my 3rd link is now shot so the slop is back
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    Just would like to point out that freezing your bushings beforehand for a week will help slide them in much more easily without the use of excess force

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    This bushing goes in without much brute force

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    Just curious why you chose to remove the stud in the process... just for added clearance for the c-clamp?

    I've dropped the stabilizer many times with just taking the nut off.

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    i did this for 2 reasons.

    1. because it came off that way. The nut backed off only so much but then the stud started coming out. lol

    2. By removing the stud it takes force off the bar and you put less pressure on the 2 rubber grommets that are prone to breaking on the shifter housing.

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    i was able to get my es bushing on there without taking off the whole bar, it did nothing for the play in my shift...

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    Buddha you need to replace the bushings in the shifter itself to get rid of play.
    I think this stabilizer bushing is the cause of my buzzing while in gear, anyone know where I can get the whole car poly kit since zxtuner sucks anymore?

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    just google zx2 es master kit
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