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Automatic shifter feels loose.

Discussion in 'Drivetrain' started by wickyman, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. wickyman

    wickyman Guest

    I have a lot of side to side slack in my automatic shifter. Is there a way to fix this? Or do I have to replace the whole shifter, or what? I am lost, I have been just letting it slide for the last month or so, since I got it, but I can't let it slide anymore, it rattles and it's becoming an irritant. Thanks for any help!
  2. ST165-2765

    ST165-2765 Well-Known Member Donated!

    I searched through the BGB and could not find anything on the automatic shifter so the best I can do is give you an exploded picture of the mechanism from Toyota's EPC.


    It might be that the bushings are worn out. 33511B
  3. wickyman

    wickyman Guest

    That was kind of what I was thinking also. Is there anywhere that might sell some kind of upgrade for that? Like maybe a brass, or aluminum, steel bushing... If not, I could always get some stock ones, and have some machined off that...
  4. ST165-2765

    ST165-2765 Well-Known Member Donated!


    Well at $1 each I think I would just get a couple of stock replacements. Unless you can machine them yourself getting some made would be rather expensive.

    I doubt anyone makes aftermarket one specifically for the Celica especially seeing as it is only for the automatics and its only a dollar part to start with.

    So if it is that bushing then you need 2 of Toyota part number 90385-11003
  5. red87gts

    red87gts Member

    My 86 GT had the same problem. It's those plastic bushings - mine were broken. I used a long bolt, a nut, and some washers to put it back together. It worked good and was very tight, but tended to loosen itself up after a while. I guess I would have just bought the bushings if I had known they were so cheap!

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