Short Shifter vibrates/noise

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jehu, May 31, 2004.

  1. Jehu

    Jehu Guest

    Hey, I just recently had a short throw shifter installed on my car (2000
    civic SiR/Si in US). Works great except when in 2nd or 3rd and the car is
    slowing it self down/engine reving the shifter vibrates and makes a rattling
    noise. By placing my hand on it it goes away.

    Is this because there is something loose that wasn't put back on right?
    any suggestions would be great.
    Jehu, May 31, 2004
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  2. Jehu

    Jehu Guest

    Well I found the problem with the noise/vibration from my shifter. The
    bottom of the shifter was rubbing on the exhaust when the car was engine
    breaking causing it to vibrate.
    Jehu, Jun 8, 2004
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  3. Jehu

    rastapasta Guest

    I had a short-shifter put on my Teg not too long ago, & the guy said he
    would have to cut the heat shield a bit to make it (the s.s.) fit, so I gave
    him the ok to do it. I still feel it grind something (the heat shield?, but
    not the gears) a bit sometimes, & sometimes it doesn't want to go into 1st
    too easily. Oh well.
    rastapasta, Jun 8, 2004
  4. Jehu

    Jehu Guest

    With the short shifter it makes it stiffer/harder to shift anyway tho.
    Might just take some getting used to.
    Jehu, Jun 8, 2004
  5. Jehu

    rastapasta Guest

    Yeah, I have. It threw me off, though, at first when I was at red lights (in
    the city), & it turns green & I'm sittn' there, trying to throw it in 1st.
    It's easy now, but every once in a while it'll catch me off guard & won't
    wanna go in 1st.
    rastapasta, Jun 8, 2004
  6. Jehu

    Cosmin N. Guest

    I'm trying to decide wether to have the same installed into my Prelude.
    I drove a 1990 Integra with the short shifter, but I couldn't really
    judge how much faster the shifts are in comparison to the regular
    shifter. It did feel faster, and the amount of travel was reduced, but
    does it really help?

    Cosmin N., Jun 8, 2004
  7. Jehu

    rastapasta Guest

    Right----at first, I noticed the difference, & liked it. Now, though, I
    often wonder if it's still a short-shifter! It seems I hardly notice the
    difference anymore. Several weeks after install, I remember I even asked the
    guy who put it on if it slips in throw distance (if that makes any sense), &
    loses its "shortness" of throw. IOW, are short-shifters adjustable, where
    you can modify the throw? (Answer is "No").Or---do you have to adjust them
    every few months to keep the shortness? I know----I've just gotten used to
    it, but It does make me wonder.
    rastapasta, Jun 8, 2004
  8. Jehu

    Jehu Guest

    I have found that after awhile I have just got used to it and it doesn't
    seem like a change anymore. :)
    Jehu, Jun 14, 2004
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