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 Post subject: Shift shaft boot fix
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 4:02 pm 
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The 5 speed shift shaft boots are getting harder and harder to get.
I had 2 places that I normally get them from tell me they are no longer available.

So I have come up with a fix that cost less then half of what a new suzuki boot costs.
The bellows comes from a 1992-06 Ford E350 1 ton van front disk brakes caliper slider pin.
You can get four of these at the local auto supply for under $10.
The large diameter will fit right onto the Suzuki shift shaft seal.
The small end of the new boot is 0.625" which is to large then our shift shaft that measures 14 mm or 0.551"
So I took a piece of metal conduit that was 5/8th OD and 1/2 ID to use as an enlarging sleeve.
Start by cutting a piece that measures 0.750" long. Face the ends to get a total length of
0.720". Using a 14 mm drill bit, enlarge the ID.
I am not sure if it would last if you used PVC pipe.
3436 shows the old torn boot on the left. The new boot and sleeve are on the right.

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3438 shows the sleeve pressed fitted to the shift shaft. The sleeve will bump into the seal if it is longer then
0.720". Anything longer will also keep the transmission from going into gear properly. ( it will pop out of gear )

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3445 shows the shift shaft with the new boot and sleeve installed.

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Not a hard fix to do. I am still looking for a new source for shift shaft boots that done cost over $10 each.
A brake pin boot with a 9/16" small hole would also work and no sleeve has to be made. If you find a boot
that is 9/16" small hole, let me know what it originally fitted please.

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 Post subject: Re: Shift shaft boot fix
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:39 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Shift shaft boot fix
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 1:16 am 
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They don't have any 82000's. Which is what our cars use.
But thanks for trying.

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