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2006 Stock Shifter Flexes Plastic Surround for 5/6th

I've had the E153 in my car for so long, I don't remember how this thing is supposed to shift stock. Once I got the stock transmission back in and re-enabled the reverse lockout, center neutral was significantly off to the right of center. I shortened the left-right cable at the ends to bring it over a bit, but before I can move it much, I run out of room to shift 1/2 before hitting the reverse lockout. At this point, I have it adjusted so that 1/2nd are right against the reverse lockout with VERY little room to miss left/right (you hit the gate between 1/2 and 3/4 almost immediately off of the reverse lockout) However, even in this position, when shifting into 5th and 6th, it flexes the whole shift tunnel tube, and there's a little bit of resistance moving fore/aft when at the 5/6th position. Is that how the car is stock? It wouldn't particularly surprise me, given the other choices Lotus made in this shift assembly, I'd just like to get the car shifting as well as possible before selling it so I don't leave the next guy with a shifting issue to deal with. If I could somehow move the reverse lockout further to the left, that'd be great, but it seems to be fixed in place without adjustment (the adjustment only sets how high up/down it goes so you can make sure you hit the lockout peg with it.)

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Never mind, I took everything back apart and figured it out. The SSC shifter cable has a wider plastic/rubber surround on it at the shifter side, where the cable comes out of the sheath. This was rubbing against the plastic surround, which was causing the problems. Added some washers under the tip to move the cable over, and now all is well and it shifts fine again. Almost ready to get it back on the street...

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You just described the way my shifter behaves. I have the SSC cables as well and have been meaning to address this. Thanks for giving me a clue on how to correct it!

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