Why change gear lever bushes?

Worn bushes cause excessive lateral play, which can make it difficult to change gears.

In this article, we explain step-by-step how to change the gear lever bushes on your vehicle.

We chose to change the gear lever bushes on a Nissan Y60.

This tutorial is valid for virtually all 4x4 models.


To change the gear lever bushes on your 4x4, you need:

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Ratchet spanner
  • Sockets 10 and 12
  • Circlip pliers
  • Multi-socket pliers
  • Silicone joint compound
  • Degreaser
  • Cleaning cloths


To give you an idea of the level of difficulty of our tutorials, we've graded them from 1 to 5.

Changing gear lever bushes on a 4x4 is level 2.



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Tutorial created with the help of Laura & Erwan - On The Road Mitsu

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