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blitzkrieg59
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:52 pm    Post subject: Shifter moves when I go over bumps in third. Nosecone? Reply with quote

I read in an old thread a good way to see if your nosecone is damaged is to accelerate swiftly in second, pull your foot off the accelerator, and look for the shifter to move. I have no movement when I perform this test, but when I go over square-edge bumps in third gear the shifter does move. Is this a sign of a damaged nosecone or trashed mounts? Or something else?

I have a suspicion I thrashed my nose cone when I broke two front trans mounts on two consecutive Shasta trips many moons ago. The second time around I replaced the front mount with a poly unit. I've always felt like my Bus is a bit too bouncy in the back. I put a Wolfgang mid-mount on last year hoping that would help with this, but it sure hasn't.

Big nut trans and RGBs are 11 years old: a drum-to-drum rebuild from German Transaxle in Bend. About 8 years ago I blew up the drivers' side rear wheel bearing and reduction box bearing trying to go up a rocky washout. I remember draining the fluid, pulling the RGB cover, cleaning everything up, replacing the wheel bearing, and putting everything back together with new seals. No specific memory of finding a nightmare in there RGB housing or replacing a stub axle.

Aaaaand the brass shifter housing bushing is out of the nosecone. Has been for a while and won't stay in place. If fixing this requires a trans drop I may as well replace the nose cone and hockey stick. Does anyone recommend a specific replacement bushing? I've heard a lot of them work their way out of the nosecone.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Shifter moves when I go over bumps in third. Nosecone? Reply with quote

Maybe mounts.
I use a center mount (brace) it saves those rubber bushings and you can bolt it up in well under an hour w no mods
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Shifter moves when I go over bumps in third. Nosecone? Reply with quote

Open the engine compartment, and hold the fan shroud with both hands. Give it a pull. Does it rock back?
If so your front mount and/or nose cone have issues.
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