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Join Date: May 2016
No, the bracket is bolted down and the cables clipped to it firmly. No place it can get sloppy.
As mentioned, the majority of slop comes from the two wear bushes in the selector mechanism. I think it might be very trying to do without a hoist; you start by removing the centre exhaust section and back cat, unhooking the lambda sensor, releasing the handbrake yoke, dropping the "spine" after uncoupling the shift cables at gearbox and your aforementioned bracket. Don't forget the handbrake switch wire! Then you can lower the spine, strip off the shift mechanism and rehabilitate.
Lots of sharp edges on pressed metal - take care.