Re: Why is ZF5 is getting tougher and tougher to shift into gear.
Yeah, I have replaced that bushing many times and I think I have an extra one in the center console but when I checked it out earlier today, it didn't seem to look to sloppy there. But your train of thought does point to that little piece-o-$hit. Looks can be deceiving, right? Thanks for reminding me of that dang thing, I'll check it out first thing in the morning. It was a little past dusk when I looked.
Once I purchased the entire bushing kit for the big shaft that all the pedals ride on and was going to fix it. But it really looked like a PITA. Then I found that for almost next to nothing, Ford offers the whole pedal assembly including new rubber on the pedals. So I returned the bushing kit and bought the whole assembly. That was a no brainer.
Some day I will get around to welding the Heim joint on there.
'97 F-350 CC 5-spd, Pyro, fuel and boost gauges, Banks intercooler, H2E turbo, Adrenaline HPOP, huge clutch, custom ADII regulated fuel system. Should be about 500 hp at the rear, don't know about torque. THIS IS MY BATTLE TANK- Project in Process