10. Reinstall the four 10mm head bolts back into the shifter base.
Note: Before final tightening of the bolts, make sure the shifter goes into all gears. Due to tolerances in the factory shifter base, theatre-Ax shifter may need to be adjusted very slightly left or right. The flat face on the upper lever reverse lock out ear is to just touch, or almost touch the boss on the side of the shifter base when in first and second gear. See figure 7.
11. From under the car, reinstall the rubber bushing back onto the base of the shifter and secure the shifter assembly back into place with the two 10 mm nuts you previously removed. Leave the nuts loose with about half an inch of thread between the nut and floor pan for reinstalling the rubber boot.
12. From inside the car, reinstall the rubber boot over the shifter and the floor pan.
Note: MAKE SUREthe bottom hole of the rubber boot fits securely over lip on the shifter bearing cage and the lip on the reverse lockout boss. Itcannotjust rest on top of the shifter.Note: MAKE SUREthe lips on the outside, around the middle of the rubber boot fit around the hole in the floor pan.
Note: MAKE SUREthe boot fits over the upper shifter lever just as it did with the factory shifter lever.
13. From under the car, finish tightening the nuts for the rear bushing.
14. From inside the car, reinstall the insulation/sound deadening material back over the shifter and the floor pan.
15. Place the enter console cover back over the center console and reconnect any electrical connectors that were disconnected.
16. Clip the center console back into place.
Note: Make sure all the clips snap back into place.
17. Reinstall the shift knob. You are done!!
Reverse Lockout Spring Replacement:
The design of the shifter allows for the amount of force required to shift the car into reverse to be changed. A small coil spring and several shims are included in the shifter assembly. The provided spring has a lower spring rate than the spring installed in the shifter to allow less force to be used to engage reverse. To change the spring, remove the set screw from the upper shifter lever, and push the pin behind the set screw out through the set screw hole. You will need to insert a small tool into the 1/8 inch hole behind the pin to extract it through the set screw hole. Now lift the upper lever from the lower lever and remove the spring (it may still be in the bore of the upper lever). Carefully stack the lighter spring and shims onto the top of the lower lever and reinstall the upper lever onto it. Be sure to install the upper lever in the correct orientation and reinstall the pin and set screw into the lever. The pin must be fed through the slot in the lower lever to function properly.