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FRPP Short Throw Shifter

Bought a FRPP 2009 GT Short Throw shifter about 6 months ago and now having a little problem. Wondering if anyone has ever seen this or had it happen to them, check out the videos below. The first one is normal short throw operation. The second shows the shifter engaging and then going further than usually. Long travel shifts, I think its broke. I installed it myself but it went in no problem and no problems until today. Maybe I shift too hard?

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If the vids are not clear let me know. I will re-shoot them in the morning.

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best advice get an MGW may not like the looks but its the best piece....short smooth firm shifts every time....no rattle.

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best advice get an MGW may not like the looks but its the best piece....short smooth firm shifts every time....no rattle.
Can the MGW use the stock boot and knob? I think that the shift lever clamp looks a little. Well, machine shop.

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I put the same shifter in my 09 GT about 6 weeks ago. The second video looks like something is not right. The shifts look too long. There is a rebuild kit for the Hurst shifter you might try. I would just replace it though. Sorry to hear about this...that FRPP shifter was not cheap.
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I put the same shifter in my 09 GT about 6 weeks ago. The second video looks like something is not right. The shifts look too long. There is a rebuild kit for the Hurst shifter you might try. I would just replace it though. Sorry to hear about this...that FRPP shifter was not cheap.

I couldnt find anything on the rebuild kit. This makes me mad, today was amazing here in Michigan. Days that are hard to come by here in the Spring. Stang is in the garage sitting waiting to be fixed. Maybe I will pull the center console to troubleshoot. If not then, its going on jackstands.

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Thanks for the link. I kinda wanted to rebuild it myself if that was the problem. I thore the center concole apart today to see what was going on. The entire unit would move forward or backward in the rear bushing since the front bolt that secures the shifter assembly arm to the transmission was missing. When intially installing the shifter, I used blue locktite. I guess I did not get it tight enough, poor bolt location. I will post some pics tomorrow!

Anyone know what size bolt ford uses?? I know its got a 10mm hex head with flange. I also have to find a new front bushing. Any thoughts anybody??

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I guess I am going to have to get under my car this weekend and make sure that bolt is where it should be
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Since last night I have found the replacement bolt part number: W710540-S439, for my 2009 Mustang GT. I am sure its the same on all S197 mustangs. The discription says its a M12x1.75pitchx55MM flanged hex head. The hex size is a 10MM. I will scan this sheet in at home later tonight and post it. I also post the pics I took while measuring the entire bolt. The Ford dealer gave me the bolt, costs like $8 if you did need one.

I also found a replacement bushing kit from energysupsensionparts.com, part number: 4.1131R (Red) 4.1131G (Black)
Says it fits 2005-2007 Ford Mustang, but sure it fits all S197 mustangs. Will definately find out and post results tomorrow.

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I am glad you found it. Loctite the hell out of this next one.
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Just a few pics of the bushing kit I found at a local energy suspension distributor. It cost like $12 and comes in both black and red, I didnt get red cause it was not in stock. The red bushing and sleave is what I found laying in the transmission cross member. Got a little lucky with that because i reused the sleave. I installed with red locktite too. I will be checking this bolt ever few months, maybe at every oil change.

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