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Author Topic: 91 Shifting issue  (Read 130 times)


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    • '96 Mazda Miata, '91 Capri Xr2
91 Shifting issue
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:11:10 PM »

Hey there,

I'm a pretty fresh newbie for the Xr2's. Recently got a 91, and am having an interesting issue with the shifter that I haven't experienced before. When going to shift into any gear other than 1st, the shift knob seems to fall a few inches and you can't shift into gear unless you lift it back up to some sort of sweet spot. Super annoying when driving in town because I find myself shifting in and out of gears a lot more than on the highway (of course).

Any thoughts on what this is? Also any solutions?

Thanks in advance



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    • 91 BPT AWD Capri & 1991 XR2
Re: 91 Shifting issue
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 11:25:48 PM »

Common problem, with a half dozen different ways to fix it. Search "Dropped Shifter" here on the forum for fixes
1.8L Turbo All Wheel Drive Capri... the "GTXR2"