Dead in the water. No FWD shift. XR6

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Apr 10, 2009
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Sometimes the easiest fix makes a world of difference
 

mokahehteh

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Looks good.
hopefully it will last the life of the motor.

Its great when you can make or fix a part instead of buying it...

Good job tracking down the culprit.
True. Thanks Josh but I kinda doubt that the plastic parts (totalling less than 5 bucks with tax) will as they appear to be designed to wear down sacrifically. One thing I didn't note yet is that while firing up the motor to check shifting operation (successfully I might add :) ...I noticed that the warmup lever is not working; I must have reassembled the link incorrectly when I put the control casing back together. So, I'll be pulling that off again for try number two... Stay tuned ;)

As for the welded piece, YES! I sure hope so- a couple of the attachment screws are hard to reach (especially the bottom one) so I wouldn't look forward to R&R'ing that one any time soon.
 

Nick

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Looking at the first pictures, The lube used looks very thick and gritty. There is a specific grease designed for shifter mechanizum that will work a lots smoother and allow the shifting to be easier.
 

mokahehteh

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I learned something very important. The fast idle (warmup) lever will not work unless the controls casing goes back together in a very specific order. DO NOT attempt to re-install the casing unless the fast idle lever is first screwed onto it's mounting/cam. Here's a pic of how it should look before reassembly (viewed from inside).

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