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Old 03-08-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default What do do about destroyed dust seal on Hurst Billet/Plus

I have the car up off the ground working on installing headers, and I figured I'd pull the shifter while it was easy to get at because it's been rattling and I crossthreaded the front bolt when I originally installed it. I have a Hurst Billet/Plus.

When I pulled the shifter off the car I found the bottom dust boot to be pretty much destroyed. This damn thing has been on the car for less than 20K:
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It was held up under the bottom with a large snap ring (under the metal part to the left). Without this seal the entire bottom of the pivot ball is exposed to the underside of the car, so I'm not really sure what I can do. Does Hurst even sell these seals? I looked at tie rod dust boots and stuff, but I'm not sure if anything like that would even fit well enough to really stay in there and do much.
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I recommend complete replacement with an MGW. My second option would be to contact a Hurst distributor to see if they can point you in the right direction to get parts.
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I have an MGW shifter and the dust boot was destroyed as well. I called and they sent one for free. I'm sure Hurst would do the same.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:00 AM   #4
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Yeah I'm not spending $200+ on another shifter right now when there's nothing wrong with this one...

I'll see if I can get ahold of Hurst.
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