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Old 10 Oct 2012, 03:56 pm
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Default Shifter is popping out of gear

Hello all.. this is my first post here. I have a 2003 PT that I have had since day 1. I love the car and really want to get it fixed or fix it myself. Here is my problem... I have a 2003 base model with 120K and a 5 spd standard trans. The problem is that that the trans/stick shift pops out of gear as I am going down the road. I can usually hold the stick in and keep it in gear but sometimes it bucks/pops out of gear to hard and I do not like doing that. It does it constantly some days and other days hardly at all.
If anyone has anything I can check let me know.

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Old 10 Oct 2012, 04:12 pm
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Hello all.. this is my first post here. I have a 2003 PT that I have had since day 1. I love the car and really want to get it fixed or fix it myself. Here is my problem... I have a 2003 base model with 120K and a 5 spd standard trans. The problem is that that the trans/stick shift pops out of gear as I am going down the road. I can usually hold the stick in and keep it in gear but sometimes it bucks/pops out of gear to hard and I do not like doing that. It does it constantly some days and other days hardly at all.
If anyone has anything I can check let me know.

Thanks and darn glad I found the forum.
one gear or all gears?
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Old 10 Oct 2012, 04:14 pm
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Sorry should have stated that.. it is mostly when at highway speed but have noticed it in lower gears too.
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Old 10 Oct 2012, 06:48 pm
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Hmmm, I wonder if your shift linkage bushing is gone.
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Old 10 Oct 2012, 08:15 pm
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Also check your fluid level in the tranny. I've seen low fluid cause the synchros to heat up and push it out of gear.
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Old 10 Oct 2012, 08:25 pm
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Hmmm, I wonder if your shift linkage bushing is gone.
Yep! Just order 'Booger Bushings' and install. They're like $20 or $25 shipped. Straightforward to install, and you'll think you have a Porsche shifter!

On ebay or order direct from boogerracing.com or similar
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