After almost 200,000 miles the shifter on my Honda Element was getting sloppy. This is due to the normal wear of the rubber bushings on the shifter base and at the cable connections on the transmission. I replaced the rubber bushings with the aluminum bushings from Acuity and the problem is solved!
**This process will also work for several other Honda vehicles with manual transmissions.
Links for the parts I used below.
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1917 Shifter Bushings (9mm): https://acuityinstruments.com/products/1917-shifter-cable-bushing-upgrade?_pos=1&_sid=d2288f991&_ss=r
1881 Shifter Bushings (8mm): https://acuityinstruments.com/products/shifter-cable-bushing-upgrade-for-various-2007up-hondas?_pos=7&_sid=82d859a6f&_ss=r
1954 Shifter Base Bushings: https://acuityinstruments.com/products/1954-shifter-base-bushings?_pos=1&_sid=5583ec0b4&_ss=r
These parts will fit several Honda vehicles. Acuity also has other products you might want to check out.
Honda Element Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2i-lhxkIF8&list=PLSzhQ6St-ov1U3cVeQ3Sm1fXclclY1UZe
Learn How A Clutch Works in Less Than 5min: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfjGohWy-OU&t=2s
How To Change Honda Transmission Fluid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Hl4utURDEU&t=1s
01-05 Civic Clutch Replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdrG1SfyT1I&t=2s
01-05 Honda Manual Transmission Rebuild: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRRZUgoSzf4&t=2s
How Does a Manual Transmission Work?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9clD8ZL8xA&t=2s
How To Drive a Stick Shift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2C_eNV6znw&t=9s
ETCGHackHawk Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11nl6FCkr-s&list=PLSzhQ6St-ov3cXOvOQSyQQboN8f27MVQs
Type R Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OfMvfFSztM&list=PLSzhQ6St-ov0sJT52tXnm59Vbk1wCvhGd
Dads Truck Series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCepnacqRuI&list=PLSzhQ6St-ov1g_GML2aVq6EN-_ShJ9G2o
The Fairmont Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L22GsHQi7tU&list=PLSzhQ6St-ov2nxWVKCeU14Vt7JJ_QSZvs
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33 thoughts on “Easy Upgrade For Honda Manual Transmission”
I checked out their website. Doesn't look like they have anything I need at the moment but I bookmarked them for future reference. Thanks, Eric!
My civic 07 is still really tight, but I'm gonna keep this in mind. Never want to let go of my manual transmission.
Can you say bobabuey?
Holy crud muffins; a video!! I am just happy!
Goat mechanic of YouTube
I wish I knew how to drive stick shift 😢.
TSX swap? I used to own a 2004 and everyday I felt it needed a 6th. RPMs way too high on the highway.
Hmm. Deja Vu
Glad you made this video, on my 04 civic coupe, I have a similar issue, but not knowing if it’s the shifter assembly, bushings, or stretched cables. When shifting on the up gears, not sure to side action, the shifter clicks in but goes past that now about 1/2 and inch when it didn’t use to. Please help Eric thanks!
Had this exact setup on my 9th gen Si. Shifting felt more crisp and accurate, definitely tightened things up. Worth the upgrade!
Absolutely agree. These bushes work great!
Nicely done Eric . FYI I've been trying to film and edit like you and fail miserably but practice makes perfect so I still have hope 😅👍
Excellent video sir. Thanks.
Nothing beats the old rod linkage shifting of the Integras. I have poly shifter bushings, with a slightly cut down shifter in my DA Integra, and the shifts are SOOO satisfying.
Solid bushings make a world of difference in how the shifter feels.
So good to have you back Eric!!!
Eric is back!!!!
Curious, would these bushings work for ‘90-‘93 Accords as they also have shifter cable linkages? I don’t see a lot of info on upgrading to this style for my car.
Welcome back… good to see ur getting back into the saddle again!👍🏻
This is News I Can Use as I try to resuscitate my sister's old '98 Civic sedan that she's had sitting her driveway for more than five years.
I've got the engine running again but the rear brakes are locked up with rust. That's my next project.
273,535 miles on it. the shifter isn't particularly sloppy but clutch resistance is nonexistent. I'll look into that once I get rolling.
Thanks for the tip!
Glad to see you back
I miss you Eric. Fridays not the same without you.
I have acuity base bushing on my 2020 Civic Si as well as their short throw adapter, its literally night and day difference.
Removing the linkage slop in the system must of made a ton of a difference.
Great to know there are quality replacements from Acuity 😀
Welcome back Eric. You were missed. Good to see you again.
notification squad, Have a nice weekend!🔥🔥🔥
Good to see you back Eric, did you find some premises by chance?
On the shop, is it a problem of finding a location to rent or finding one that’s not backlogged like before? Glad to see you’re finding some little tidbits to share in the meantime.
Great to see you are back! Can't wait to see more when you get a new shop.
This car seems pretty easy to work on and worth the effort! Thanks Eric
acuity instruments makes some quality products!
Nice to see you back posting videos!
Love the pace of this video… i bet the car was much more enjoyable after this! 👌🏼
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