Mazda Trucks 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Shift Handle

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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Do not remove the shift knob, unless the shift knob or boot is to be replaced. Otherwise, remove the shift knob, boot and lever as an assembly.

  1. Place the gearshift lever in N position.
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  3. Remove the shifter boot retainer screws and slide the boot up the lever.
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  5. Remove the shift lever-to-extension housing/transfer case adapter housing retaining bolts. Pull the gearshift lever straight up and away from the gearshift lever retainer.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Shifter handle removal

To install:
  1. Prior to installing the shift lever, lubricate the shift lever ball stud, using C1AZ-19590-B (ESA-M1C75-B) or equivalent.
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  3. Fit the shift lever into place and install the retaining bolt(s). Tighten the retaining bolt(s) to 20-29 ft. lbs. (27-40 Nm).
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  5. Install the rubber boot and retaining screws.
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  7. Place the shift lever in N position. Then, align the shift pattern plastic insert with the vehicle centerline and install it to the shift lever knob.
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