Re: What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY?
I tightened up my manual shifter. It was way loose (1.5-2" of movement) and I sometimes would miss gears because of it. It would also rattle loudly and sometimes would slap my leg when off-road.
I basically removed the shifter, injected silicone into the loose/broken gasket between the two halves of the stick and wrapped it tightly with electrical tape to hold it until it dried. I drove it to work the next day although I'm not sure how long it will take the silicone to fully cure but the shifter is now super tight, has no noise and has almost no movement. I'll see how long it lasts but it made me realize how bad it was before and that if the fix doesn't last, it will be worth replacing the shifter.
I also cleaned the old grime off the plastic piece on the end of the shift lever and the one inside the transmission. I wish I would have bought a new one for $9 but it's easy enough to change. Neither piece seemed damaged but after 10 years I'm sure a new one would have been better.
2007 Voodoo Blue FJ
- Front: Bilstein 5100's, notch 1, Eibach 2" springs, Wheeler's 3/8" and 1/4" spacers.
- Rear: Fox 2.0 shocks with 2" Toytec Superflex 2.0p springs.
- Misc: Manual transmission, 285/70R17 Cooper ATP's.
- Gear: Cabelas roof basket, All-Pro sliders, 130 Amp alternator, Metaltech hitch, 30Ē lightbar, 2 yellow fog lights.