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The original shifter in my 68 cougar is shaking left and right very loosely. Its like the shifter is not attached and is just hanging there, but it is accually attached. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!:1zhelp:
 

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I'm betting its those damn nylon bushings that go bad in all old Cougars and Stangs. They are available from most suppliers
 

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If its shaking, moving, that far its probably too far gone for just the nylon bushings. Its steel shaft has probably eggshaped the potmetal housing. I had a machine shop bore one out in that shape one time and install a set of brass bushings. The slot in the handle sometimes gets wore out where it bolts to the cross shaft if the nut comes loose. mm
 
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