Throw Shifter Installation Instructions:
of your Short throw shifter will take about 40 minutes to an hour.
You will need the following tools before you begin:
ring plyers, available at any auto store. This is a very helpful
tool and will make your life much easier when doing the installation.
grease, preferably CV axle grease or Lithium grease.
and jack stands.
by removing the shift knob and the center console, the console can
simply be pulled off, it is attached with clips. You will notice
a rubber boot at the base of the shifter, remove it.
will now notice the snap ring that need to be removed using your snap
ring removal tool.
Once you have removed the snap ring, there are several pieces that
retain the shifter in place, pay careful attention to how these are
inserted, as you will have to reinstall them once the new shifter is
can now jack the car, making sure to work with jack stands, do not
work underneath the car with just the jack in place! Begin by
unscrewing nut and removing the through-bolt that holds the shifter to
the shift selector rod. It may help to place the shifter in 4th gear,
you may also need to use some extensions in order not to have to
unbolt the catalytic converter.
the stock shifter, slowly, in order not to tear the lower boot that
seals the shifter from underneath the car.
Liberally grease the shifter pivot ball and insert into the stock
black plastic housing, then insert shifter and retaining rings,
including the snap ring in the same order as the OEM shifter.
underneath the car, use the two washers provided, as shown below, then
insert and tighten the throughbolt. It may help to use some of
that thick grease or removable scotch tape to tack the washers in
place while you position the shift selector rod and insert the
throughbolt. It is important not to OVERTIGHTEN the throughbolt,
as this will lead to very notchy shifting. The shifter should
have a little side to side play. Before you lower the car, make
sure the shifting is smooth.
If you purchased an Ultimate STS
with the "Shift stabilizer bushing," Please note that
this bushing DOES NOT attach to the shifter, it is attached to the
where the shift stabilizer rod bolts to the transmission, as per the
it yourself Clutch Installation:
of us, when faced with the prospect of paying $350 - $500 for a clutch
installation, opt to do it ourselves. Let's face it, most
mechanics are morons and will mess something up anyway (or blame any
problems on your "aftermarket performance parts").
you have a mechanical inclination and the necessary tools (and also a
shop manual) you may want to try installing your own clutch.
Here are some tips I have found useful:
Make sure your engine is well supported from above and below.
Remember you will have to remove or release the front, rear, lower,
and dr. side engine mounts. If the engine moves it will be
difficult to remove and re-install the tranny.
You will need two new input shaft seals. If you don't replace
these you will have tranny leaks.
You do not have to remove the Passenger Side half shaft, don't touch
The easiest way of removing the drivers side half shaft is by removing
the two lower suspension A-arm bolts, then prying the shaft away from
the tranny using a pry bar. Releasing the A-arm bolts allows you
to pull back the axle and hub assembly without removing the
axle/CV-joint from the hub (a major pain in the ass).
You do not have to completely remove the tranny. First make sure
your tranny is well supported from underneath the car. Then
remove all the tranny to engine bolts. Then simply pry the
tranny from the engine until you have about a 6-7 inch gap. This
will give you enough space to replace the flywheel clutch assembly.
Mount Insert Installation Instructions:
mount inserts come in four parts. The two rear inserts are
identical have a single "prong" protruding from them.
These "prongs" insert into the voids of the stock rear
mount. Please note that the rear inserts will not fit automatic
equiped vehicles, or 1993 model year vehicles. For 1993 model
vehicles we recommend purchasing new rear mounts for 1994-1997 model
year cars, then using the inserts in conjuction with the new rear
mounts to stiffen them and increase longevity.
mounts have two "prongs" protruding from them. They
each have a unique part number stamped on them. One side is
labeled "1118" while the other side is labeled
"1119". The elongated holes near the outside perimeter
of the front mounts should correspond to the rubber protrusions on the
stock front mount.
Shift Boot Installation Instructions:
new leather shift boot is custom tailored to fit the 93-97 Ford Probe
by removing the shift knob and the center panel. Once the
center panel is removed, use a phillips screw driver to remove the
four screws attaching the shift boot base to the center console.
the shift boot is removed, detach the plastic shift boot base from
the stock shift boot. Also detach the upper plastic washer
(towards the shift know) from the stock shift boot.
clean the sticky black adhesive from both plastic pieces.
a rubber cement or similar adhesive to the shift boot base and
washer (must be removed from original shifter boot) and install in
new leather shift boot, making sure to keep hands clean not the
mark your new leather shift boot. Don't forget to
remove the white nylon washer from the stock shift boot and glue
it to the new shift boot.
the shift boot and screw in the shift knob until it firmly presses
the shift boot washer for a seamless transition between the boot
and your shift knob.