Fill the hole with silicone.
I just had my recall completed last week, there is a more solid shift. I am very happy. The service guys showed me an enormus list of elise owners that have not had this recall completed yet. It is free, and a solid improvement, we pay for things like this when we purchased the car. You can check the lotus factory website using your vin number to see what recall need to be done on your elise; do not rely on the dealer to send you a notice. The new ball has a larger diameter base hole to accomdate the larger diameter shifter. Ask for your old shifter ball back and use it for a paper weight. I am drilling a small piece of granite and installing mine on that for my stack o papers on the desk. The techs have just been keeping them if you do not ask for it. They use them for the same thing in the shop.Randy Chase said:Fill the hole with silicone.
Could you post a link to the web page that lets us check for recalls?British_Marques said:... You can check the lotus factory website using your vin number to see what recall need to be done on your elise; do not rely on the dealer to send you a notice. ...
Just had my shifter replaced on Thursday. It does feel a little bit more "solid" when shifting.jeffs said:...Mine seems to be shifted (hehe, pun) fairly dramatically to the passenger side. It even seems to hit the console when shifting into 5th. I never noticed this with the old shifter, but it could also be that I'm paying more attention now that something is different.
Is there a reason for things being more skewed towards the passenger side? Has anyone noticed this interfering with passengers?...
Attached is the link for the recall site at lotus. Just enter you vin and away they will list what you need done, nice to check up from time to time.ChrisH said:Could you post a link to the web page that lets us check for recalls?
Tim, does your new shifter lean dramatically to the passenger side now? See my previous post.TimMullen said:I finally went to the dealer this morning to get my shifter recalled.
It might be a bit more "solid", but not enough that I notice it....
Nope. Because of other people noticing their's change position, I did a simple measurement. I placed my right leg along the console (where it usually sits, and measured the distance from my leg to the shift knob in first gear with my fingers (a little less than two fingers width). It was the same place with the new one.:shrug:JLElise said:Tim, does your new shifter lean dramatically to the passenger side now? See my previous post.
I took it to Criswell, and they did just fine. They even let me keep my old shift ball, but it was chewed up because the tech had to use vise grips to remove it. If I had though of it, I would have used my rubber strap wrench at home and loosened it so it would have come off easily. Oh well. Now I have a project to machine down the knob and smooth it back out.fitfan said:Tim, what dealer did your recall, and how did it go service department wise?
It's a Lotus shifter. Give it time, it will pop out of gear and back into neutral on it's own soon enough.Hi everyone I just bought a 2007 Lotus Elise and love it. I notice one problem though...the manual transmission does not spring back to the center in neutral. I figure it could be due to the cold weather of Chicago or could it be something else?
Of course, if he hadn't posted his question here, he would have been admonished about a dozen times that he should've searched.Rise.. Rise.. Rise.. It's ALIVE!
(on a more serious note, I have no idea. hopefully its the cold. My Prelude did that not too long ago & eventually I couldn't even put it in gear so I replaced the clutch.)
Unless you've got a good relationship with a cooperative dealer, doubt they'd just send you the shifter for you to install yourself, as covered by the recall. If you want to order and pay for one yourself, though, they'd do that.Looks like the OG owner never had this fixed and I did not look when I took the console off!
Of Course I did the brace mod.
Will the dealer send me the round one? It sheared right off. Good thing I was on a local street.
That site moved looking all around. Has anyone seen where it went?Attached is the link for the recall site at lotus. Just enter you vin and away they will list what you need done, nice to check up from time to time.