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Old 26 June 2018, 07:31 PM
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so my 2007 hawk sti has a rattling/vibrating gear-stick and its driving me crazy.

its like a metallic sound and under the **** there is a round metal piece which is loose and spins around im pretty sure its that. it sounds like a thousand bee's stuck in it. any ideas how i can fix it? is it a common issue?
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Old 26 June 2018, 10:42 PM
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The round plasic piece under the 6MT gear **** is the reverse lock slider **** - item 7 below



This is attached to the shift cable assembly.
The OEM lever has a plastic coating on it where the slider moves up and down and can wear with time until it begins to rattle.

Reverse Lockout Rattle Fix you may need to sign in to see images but have linked it below



if adventurous you can use suitably sized electric heat shrink...........
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Old 27 June 2018, 08:59 AM
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I have changed the reverse uplifter on mine to an anodised one which not only looks great it also feels so much better than the plastic stock one fitted to the car.



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Old 27 June 2018, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by nikon-man View Post
I have changed the reverse uplifter on mine to an anodised one which not only looks great it also feels so much better than the plastic stock one fitted to the car.



thats nice, where did you get that from? is yours a newage 6-speed?
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Old 27 June 2018, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Don Clark View Post
The round plasic piece under the 6MT gear **** is the reverse lock slider **** - item 7 below



This is attached to the shift cable assembly.
The OEM lever has a plastic coating on it where the slider moves up and down and can wear with time until it begins to rattle.

Reverse Lockout Rattle Fix you may need to sign in to see images but have linked it below



if adventurous you can use suitably sized electric heat shrink...........
once again thanks for the great info...........the oracle of subaru parts that you are
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Old 27 June 2018, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by the shreksta View Post
thats nice, where did you get that from? is yours a newage 6-speed?
subispeed in America.... mine is a 2015-2017 sti
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Old 27 June 2018, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by nikon-man View Post
subispeed in America.... mine is a 2015-2017 sti
They don't list anything for my year......
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Old 27 June 2018, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by the shreksta View Post
They don't list anything for my year......
MY06 onwards are all the same OEM part number "Slider **** - gear shift" 35024FE010
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Old 28 June 2018, 12:11 AM
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https://www.raceseng.com/r-lock-subaru-sti-2004-2017

Maybe this helps. Been looking at getting one myself as Im getting a rattle when shifting. They dont have a uk or european distributor but do ship internationally.
Looks good quality.

The way shrek is describing it sounds like there might be more to it than just a worn reverse lockout slider.

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Old 28 June 2018, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by scoobaholic View Post
https://www.raceseng.com/r-lock-subaru-sti-2004-2017

Maybe this helps. Been looking at getting one myself as Im getting a rattle when shifting. They dont have a uk or european distributor but do ship internationally.
Looks good quality.
the quality is superb....looks and feels great s I have said
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Old 28 June 2018, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by nikon-man View Post
the quality is superb....looks and feels great s I have said
Good to know!
Is the R logo milled/recessed? Or just painted on? I was considering ordering it in black and paint it to mimic the OEM part.
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Originally Posted by scoobaholic View Post
Good to know!
Is the R logo milled/recessed? Or just painted on? I was considering ordering it in black and paint it to mimic the OEM part.
it is recessed so you could paint over or if you have a black one leave it... all down to you once fitted.

must admit though for such a little thing not only does it look good it also makes changing into reverse so much easier as well as it feels strong etc
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Old 28 June 2018, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by nikon-man View Post
it is recessed so you could paint over or if you have a black one leave it... all down to you once fitted.

must admit though for such a little thing not only does it look good it also makes changing into reverse so much easier as well as it feels strong etc
Yeah, getting black and leaving it as is would probably be the easiest. Thats what Im after get rid of the rattle and make it feel more solid. Thanks for the tips!
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I found a simple fix was to spray liberal amounts of white ptfe grease down the lifting mechanism between that and the thread. It sets when it dries and creates a layer which stops the rattles. Simples.
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Originally Posted by scoobaholic View Post
Yeah, getting black and leaving it as is would probably be the easiest. Thats what Im after get rid of the rattle and make it feel more solid. Thanks for the tips!
let me know if you need any help when you come to fit it etc
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Originally Posted by scoobaholic View Post
Yeah, getting black and leaving it as is would probably be the easiest. Thats what Im after get rid of the rattle and make it feel more solid. Thanks for the tips!
did you ever get one ???
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Old 04 August 2018, 01:59 PM
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nothing worse than a rattly ***,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


pmsl, amazed no one else said it already hahaha
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Old 04 August 2018, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by nikon-man View Post
did you ever get one ???
Not yet, mate, been focussing on driving skills and enjoying the car recently but still planning on doing this along with the shifter bushings..should make a nice improvement.
Ill try and post it up here when I get round to it.
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Old 04 August 2018, 03:22 PM
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Perrin also make one, I bought one for my 6 speed https://www.perrin.com/shop/interior...-lockout-lever
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