View Full Version : Shifter play

01-21-2005, 06:26 PM
I've got a '95 325i 5-speed (102K) which has an 1" of play left-right in the shifter in each gear. I tracked the problem down to the rod that is attached to the shifter rod, and that goes into the transmission. It rotates enough to cause this play. Is this normal on a car this old, and does anyone know what the source of the problem is?


1996 328ti
01-21-2005, 08:06 PM
It is normal. It sounds like the plastic bushing may be cracked.
You can either replace it or go with a short shit kit from UUC. They replace that bearing with a metal one.

02-03-2005, 04:43 PM
Sorry, I should have mentioned that I have installed a UUC short shifter with the SS carrier bearings, Delrin bushings, and new "bitch clip". The play is still there. It just seems strange that, as a normal condition, the rod the comes out of the transmission has that much play in it. Thanks.

1996 328ti
02-03-2005, 08:34 PM
Then I would call Rob at UUC. He has always been good at customer service.