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Old 05-09-2011, 01:52 PM
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shifter bushings and other jobs under the car

Yesterday I tackled multiple jobs under my 95, The clunk was the front flex disc that had all the bosses loose due to being installed backwards (the writing was facing the back of the car) - installed new yoke seal too.

The shifter bushings were a PITA to install - I read that you can just remove the front one (arm on transmission) - HOW - looking with a mirror, flash light and braille I could not find anything that even remotely looked like a bolt on the arm and all was hidden under the NSS anyway. I had to install it by slicing the bush at a 45 angle and work it in there with a screwdriver (with the trans hanging down for the flex disc job it was somewhat accessible from the top too)

New tie rods/centre link the car is pretty much controlled now - and smooth as glass on driving, and a solid shifter feel.

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Old 05-09-2011, 02:59 PM
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I believe the writing on the front flex disc is supposed to face the rear (toward the center bearing and u-joint). I hope you checked the bolts, sleeves, and yoke holes for wear as well.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:06 PM
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just redid the flex disc this weekend, yep the writing translated loosely to, this side towards driveshaft. I torqued the bolts by hand REALLY REALLY TIGHT - man they were a pain to remove, so as insurance I applied blue loctite on retightening them - Im wondering how much muscle would be needed to remove them now.

It drives much nicer now, when the transmission shifts - its a very very soft engagement. love it. when installed backwards the transmission shifts were jumpy.

A freind in UK had a flex disc in his hand that says diese (blah blah - VORNE) - which means front. (weird - but it was the rear type solid disc - accordingly correct front installation for his E220 - W210 CDI)
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:57 PM
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I think the most important thing about the discs is that the inserts that stick out, MUST fit into the yoke!

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