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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:57 am 

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I have a 2000 Suzuki Swift 1.0 3cylinder(UK) which has developed quite a bit of left/right play in the gear stick when it is in gear(any gear). I think the problem lays with one of the two linkages that are on the underside of the car below the gear leaver.

Is this a common problem?
Can you buy the parts new or is it a scrap yard job?

Any help/advise would me much appreciated.


PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 11:41 pm 
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Maybe the linkage bushing. That fixed the loose shifting on my red sprint...


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:17 pm 
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It most likely is one of 2 worn bushings in the linkage bars connecting to the bottom of the gear shift lever. The vibration of the 3 cylinder engine makes the gear lever shake back and forth at idle, which wears out the plastic bushings, and in addition, later models use a gear lever ball socket held within a plastic housing which is not as strong as the older designs which use a metal bearing. All wearing parts are still available through dealer.

I swapped in a 1996 gear lever assembly which works better in my opinion.

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