Loose Shifting - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 04-17-2004, 02:48 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
CiscoKid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: South Jersey, USA
Posts: 2,195
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CiscoKid is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to CiscoKid
(Thread Starter)
I know my car is a little bit older, but the shifting seems to be a little loose. there is now tension when putting it into gears, it kind of just slides in. Is there any way to make shifting feel a little tighter?

CiscoKid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 04-17-2004, 03:36 PM
Defector
 
El Presidente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Long Island
Posts: 5,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
El Presidente is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to El Presidente
an ssk would help a lot.

<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>
El Presidente is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 04-17-2004, 09:17 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Kevin325i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,613
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kevin325i is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Kevin325i
Sounds like that plastic ball at the base of the shifter is getting worn, go with the short shift kit as presidente said.

Kevin

Kevin (President TBEA)

&quot;WAAAAAAARRRRRIORS, come out to plaaaaay.&quot;
Kevin325i is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 04-18-2004, 01:42 AM
3rd Gear Member
 
Andrewsd1985's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Posts: 698
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Andrewsd1985 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Andrewsd1985
A short shift kit will give you all new bushing which will help. You can also do the weighted selector rod which will give you a better feel.

PRESIDENT OF THE OVER 10 YEARS OLD AND UNDER 100K MILES CLUB
1993 325i 5spd
Benfer Performance Intake
M-tech Pedals and Shiftknob
Bavarian Auto Floor Mats
Wheelskin Steering Wheel Cover
Panasonic Head Unit
Euro Projector Lights w/ black Housing
Black Housing Clear Corners
Dinan Chip
MORE TO COME!!

<img src='http://plaza.ufl.edu/dunna/Pictures/banner.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
Andrewsd1985 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 04-18-2004, 11:12 AM
1st Gear Member
 
M3Daemon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
M3Daemon is an unknown quantity at this point
Those parts are the ones that wear out and make it loose, just get new ones....

Daemon
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	selector_rod_pic1_ladrge.gif
Views:	141
Size:	30.3 KB
ID:	7306  

<img src='http://www.geocities.com/bwloka/BimmerWerksSigV1.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
M3Daemon is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 04-18-2004, 01:05 PM
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Posts: 1,169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Autotechnica is an unknown quantity at this point
The linkage is worn. You can see the parts you needs from the diagram posted above by Daemon.

The parts are relatively cheap from the dealer. However, if you plan to change the linkage yourself it's a lot of work! My shift linkage is sloppy as hell, but I've put off changing it because of the labour involved.

Bry

<u>1994 M-Technic M42 Saloon - Trillium Chapter - 5130</u>
Stock - 2866lbs Current - 2670lbs
<a href='http://www.geocities.com/mtechnik42' target='_blank'>- VIEW MY MODS AND PICS</a>
<a href='http://www.automobile-technik.com' target='_blank'>- PARTS FOR SALE</a>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/atta...tc=1&quot;&gt;
Autotechnica is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 04-18-2004, 03:15 PM
1st Gear Member
 
M3Daemon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
M3Daemon is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by Autotechnica@Apr 18 2004, 12:45 PM
The linkage is worn. You can see the parts you needs from the diagram posted above by Daemon.

The parts are relatively cheap from the dealer. However, if you plan to change the linkage yourself it's a lot of work! My shift linkage is sloppy as hell, but I've put off changing it because of the labour involved.

Bry
Same here... I hope I can tackle that project in the summer

Daemon

<img src='http://www.geocities.com/bwloka/BimmerWerksSigV1.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
M3Daemon is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 04-18-2004, 03:28 PM
Keep it Copacetic
 
///M Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO ||| Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 9,481
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to ///M Power
how much are those aprts goign to run?

It might be more effective, and better in the long run (performance wise aswell) to just get a short shift kit.


1995 BMW M3 Turbo - Dakar/Black
///M Power is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 04-18-2004, 05:28 PM
1st Gear Member
 
M3Daemon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
M3Daemon is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by ///M Power@Apr 18 2004, 03:08 PM
how much are those aprts goign to run?

It might be more effective, and better in the long run (performance wise aswell) to just get a short shift kit.
A simple SSK will make it a little bit better but it will not fix that problem completely, unless you get one of those very expensive ones which come with the selecting rod.
(I have a SSK installed that reduces shift throw by 30% and I still have that problem)


Daemon

<img src='http://www.geocities.com/bwloka/BimmerWerksSigV1.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
M3Daemon is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2004, 08:23 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
CiscoKid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: South Jersey, USA
Posts: 2,195
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CiscoKid is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to CiscoKid
(Thread Starter)
thanx... and when i shift into 5th after the car has warmed up... it makes this noise... i cant really describe it, but the shifter rumbles.

CiscoKid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Loose Seat Belt ajames 3-Series (E36) 0 08-07-2004 05:55 PM
Bad Shifting iantosca 3-Series (E36) 13 07-22-2004 03:14 PM
Shift knob loose mikester328 3-Series (E36) 6 07-13-2004 10:17 PM
loose nuts exjarhead328 3-Series (E46, E90) 5 04-01-2004 01:36 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome