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More Bushing Madness


Replacing the old bushings at the end of the cables in our Sambar helped with shifting a lot, but it is still pretty sloppy. Hoping it would make a difference, we ordered the two additional bushings for lower in the shifter. These had to come from Japan. So here is the diagram of the shifter …

A Better Shift

Getting the boot off

The Subaru Sambar, well any kei truck for that matter, are not known for the quality of the shift. By that I mean that shifting isn’t a precision affair. These are working vehicles, and the quality of the shift is skewed towards durability rather than precision. Add to that 25-plus years of use, and you …