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post #1 of 3 Old 08-02-2013, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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I purchased an 02 wrx the other day. Plan on doing some work to it but I noticed a problem today that I dont know what to do to get it fixed

The shifter is loose. It moves up and down, not loose side to side. It shifts fine, but it makes a terrible grinding noise unless i hold the shifter up when im driving. What can I do to fix this?
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-02-2013, 06:30 PM
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You could try shifter bushings but, you will probably need something like this Turn In Concepts 5MT Shifter Linkage Update Subaru 5MT Models 1998-2005 (inc. 2002-2005 WRX) SLU-5MT-OLD at

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Nah, new bushings usually solve this problem. I've seen early 90's subarus that have had around five inches of play in every direction and bushings solved it

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