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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
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Old 01-26-2017, 04:48 PM   #1
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UUC Evo3 Ball Joint Play

I've only had this shifter assembly for a couple months, but its giving me problems. The shifter is noticeably vertically loose, as in I can pull straight up on the shift knob and there is about 1/4" play in the ball joint. The issue is, when the shifter is relaxed the DSSR is rubbing on the driveshaft in most gears, and the rubbing only goes away if I pull upwards on the shift lever and hold. Any thoughts? The assembly is pretty difficult to get out so Id like to know if I need parts before going at it again

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Old 01-27-2017, 02:26 PM   #2
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Whats the condition of the nylon retainer looking like? That retainer consists of a inner cup which is slightly smaller than the piviot ball, and a outer sleeve which compresses it all together into the shift arm.

It looks like the inner cup is not conforming around the piviot ball, contributing to your issue.
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All I can say is this shifter is ... junk. If the current version is like the previous Evo3 I had in my car, the cup assembly bolts together from the side of the shift console, and it loosens up over time. Never found a way to get it locked down. I got sick of it loosening up and falling apart and sold it.
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The issue was the cup is pressed down from the top of the assembly by a spring, pressing it closer to the driveshaft relaxed. I moved the spring to the bottom of the assembly so it pushes the shifter up. Fixed


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