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 Posted: Jul 17, 2017 04:27AM
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I tried two methods and both worked. The first was to flip the nylon washer over as the normal side that held the large ball in place was worn. I found there was just enough clearance with it in normally to allow for vibration. I only flipped it over to test with the intent on buying a new one. It worked but the shifter was too tight. I was at the hardware store so I bought a rubber plug. I drilled it and kept grinding it down until I could fit it in the hole of the shifter box. IT WORKED PERFECTLY! Cheers to Ian for the solution. I have the washer in the correct way and the buzzing has gone away except for an occasional down shift. I got my new washer yesterday (Thanks to MiniMania for the quick ship) and will install that soon.

Chalk this post up to the collective knowledge being able to solve any problems. As my handle says, thanks for those who could HelpMyMini!

Mark Looman, Ada Michigan 1967 Austin Cooper S
 Posted: Jul 11, 2017 01:27PM
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I can't say for sure it is the same but i bet you are still wearing something out prematurely.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Jul 10, 2017 05:53PM
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I'm holding it sideways, not for and aft. Still the same wear?

Mark Looman, Ada Michigan 1967 Austin Cooper S
 Posted: Jul 10, 2017 02:33PM
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If your hand gets numb think how that shift fork and synchros feel. It's free play, find it, fix it and go on. i recently opened a little bag with a couple of my thin sheet metal bushings I had mailed to a guy years ago. They came back to me unused. I like the rubber lifting bushing idea will give it a try. Steve (CTR)

 Posted: Jul 9, 2017 06:55PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by helpmymini
It isn't stopped by pushing down, only by pulling it sideways, left or right. I tend to rest my hand on my knee with the lever between it, pulling sideways. Then my hand goes numb.
You need to stop doing that it will wear out the synchros and other parts in the gear box. Remove the remote and see where the wear is then replace the part(s).

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Jul 9, 2017 03:40PM
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It isn't stopped by pushing down, only by pulling it sideways, left or right. I tend to rest my hand on my knee with the lever between it, pulling sideways. Then my hand goes numb.

Mark Looman, Ada Michigan 1967 Austin Cooper S
 Posted: Jul 9, 2017 12:51PM
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If you press down on it and the noise goes away just follow the advice of the previous posts here, you are basically just shimming it for wear.
I am surprised special boy hasn't posted as he cured his with something from his scooter or something he found in his garage.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Jul 8, 2017 07:05PM
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i had the same problem, same transmission. Solved it by removing the anti rattle spring/plunger and adding a small washer in between the spring and the bolt. Improved the shift feel as well

 Posted: Jul 8, 2017 03:36PM
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start with 22A84 plunger worn or stuck, AEG3123 spring tired or stuck, and 2A3467 seat beat up.  Next, try other shift knobs, sounds dumb but it affects the resonant frequency, sometimes you get lucky.  Third, drop the remote, pull it apart and clean, my recollection there is another spring and plunger about 2 inches forward of the shifter, take that apart and make it beautiful and slimy again and moving freely again.

 Posted: Jul 6, 2017 07:41PM
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I've offered this solution before but never had any feedback... 

"... you could also remove the shift knob and slip a piece of large diameter fuel hose down the lever.  ....

This was the Works solution (see any of the Works car build sheets) ... and you can bet if they used it, new parts are not part of the solution.

However, this was gifted to me by on old ex- Morris apprentice....and is much neater (if the picture works ???)

Its a Morris Minor front trunnion bush....

The solution also works on a 
quick-shift except that you have to make your own bush from a piece of heater hose ... you will need to experiment a bit to get the right dimensions which stops the sizzle but retains a clean shift....and it doesn't last as long.. 

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Jul 6, 2017 09:24AM
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I believe CupCake and CTR both address the problem by tightening the ball/socket joint by fitting a liner made from a piece of beer or soda can.  Try searching for their old threads for details.

Though somewhat unsightly, you could also remove the shift knob and slip a piece of large diameter fuel hose down the lever.  The increased mass of the rubber should quiet things a bit.

Doug L.
 Posted: Jul 6, 2017 02:08AM
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All words I searched for before making a new topic. They speak for themselves. My shifter is so noisy it's making me crazy while driving. If I hold the shifter towards me (left and right) the noise is gone. After 20 miles or so my hand and part of my arm are numb.

I've pulled all of the pieces apart. I have the remote box shift mechanism standard on a MK1 Cooper S. I don't see anywhere I can improve or anything that is worn to the point of being so noisy. I thought the little cup at the ball of the shift rod was the culprit but it made little difference when replaced.

Save my car and save my mind. What do I fix?

Mark Looman, Ada Michigan 1967 Austin Cooper S