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Shift Lever Boot

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Andrew Theros, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. Jul 31, 2021
    Andrew Theros

    Andrew Theros Member 2022 Sponsor

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    Good morning everyone.
    A follow up to a @Focker thread here
    Bent T14 Shifter Lever

    @timgr posted this link for a rubber shift boot
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CMGZSW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    and since I needed one, I went for it.

    The one I had came from KW, advertised as working for T90/86 and 14.
    The rubber was a bit too stiff, it would actually pull the lever out of gear so I was already looking for a solution. E5E171C7-54B5-422C-B6B6-3DD542979CC6.jpeg
    I am happy to report that the Mr Gasket boot works fine! A bit tight at the mouth but I didn’t trim anything
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    I think With some careful bending I should be able to use the old one for the TC lever. 52430C69-496F-4DE9-9803-F3728661101A.jpeg
    Thanks @timgr for the link!

    Andy
     
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  2. Jul 31, 2021
    tcfeet

    tcfeet Member

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    I made mine out of leather, from an old recliner.. Fits tight and very flexible.
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2021
    Keys5a

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    The single stick transfer case lever used a small flat rubber sealing flap with a slightly larger metel retainer. It never used a boot.
    -Donny
     
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  4. Aug 1, 2021
    Twin2

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    what donny said
    just a piece of flat rubber with a hole and retainer
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    the lever comes out of floor with a curve
     
  5. Aug 1, 2021
    Downs

    Downs Rattlecan All The Things!

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    That first boot and ring is what's on my T150, but I like that second boot you used.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2021
    Speedybon

    Speedybon Speedybon & Daisy

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    I going through the boot thing myself first the holes don't align and I believe I am going to have the same problem being to shift. I have one I got from the Mazda dealer that was warranty so it's been working fine so I will see how this so call original works I think it going to cause shifting problems. I got about 50 things to do the shift boot is the lease of my worries. I have been replacing most of the rubber stuff I can find. When I am done with this it should look and run pretty good.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2022
    don998

    don998 New Member

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    new to the forum my 79 cj5 was slipping out of 3rd gear on deceleration i read the boot may be the problem so i cut the boot problem solved
     
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  8. Oct 26, 2022
    nickmil

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    For the transfer case, if you are not concerned about originality, single stick Scout 20’s used a bellows type boot that moves pretty freely. Something from a ‘72 and newer CJ with the 20 or 300 could probably work as well.
     
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