This Mustang Parts Installation Guide Works For
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Note: 1986 and earlier cars require removal of the center console to install the shifter. Consult a shop manual for this procedure. All other cars follow the procedure below.
! IMPORTANT! Stops that are set too close to the shift lever may prevent the gears fully engaging, causing serious damage to the transmission. The stop bolts are there to prevent the lever from being over -extended. They should not be engaged during normal operation. When in doubt, leave a little extra space between the lever and the stop bolt.
! IMPORTANT! Whenever the shifter is removed from the transmission the stop bolts must be reset when the shifter is reinstalled.
Reinstall the inner boot with the four factory bolts.
NOTE: Because the Tri-Ax shifter eliminates the factory rubber noise isolators (as do all high performance shifters) you will hear more gear noise or "gear whine" from the transmission once the shifter is installed. This noise is normal, and comes from the transmission, not the shifter. The vibrations that cause the noise are always present, but are hidden by rubber isolators in the original shifter and shift handle. The isolators which absorb the noise are also partly responsible for the sloppy, rubbery feeling of the stock shifter, so it is necessary to eliminate them for a performance shifter.
Some of this noise can be eliminated by removing the rubber boot from the original shifter and stretching it over the top of the new shifter (after the stops have been set and the Bootguard washer installed).