CJ2A Column Shift
Shift Lever Anti-Rattle Spring
|Some reasoning, and some conjecture, on how the shift lever anti-rattle spring is supposed to work.
The spring end is not bent at 90º, but slightly greater than that.
|There's an indentation inside the shift lever bracket, where the curved spring end has worn a groove.|
|The indentation matches the angle of the spring end.|
|Theres an indentation in the end of the shift lever too. I have 3 levers, all are worn like this.|
|The spring fits this groove perfectly. The spring caused this wear groove.|
|When inserted into its mounting hole, the spring is not parallel to the shift lever ...|
|... and clearly won't just slip freely into the lever bracket|
|... but when compressed, and the shift lever inserted into position, the spring applies pressure to the upper flat surface of the bracket (red arrow).
With the > 90º bend in the end, the net effect is to push the lever outwards (green arrow) against the pivot screw.
It would seem the effectiveness as an anti-rattle device is fairly limited.