Replacing gear shifter linkage bushings

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Asked by Jun 10, 2017 at 03:17 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi everyone.  How do we replace the plastic grommet or bushing on the shift
linkage on A 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup? It's probably a universal solution
for anyone replacing hard neoprene / plastic bushings.  The original is a soft
rubber material.  The replacement is hard and I cannot get it pressed in.  The
dealer mentioned Hot Water, but it is not changing the flexibility at all.  What is
the secret?  I am replacing the bushing that is on the transmission lever on
the tranny, and it connects to the linkage that is from the steering column. It
has to snap into a hole, and then the linkage snaps into a hole in the bushing.  
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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I found the solution and it is explained in a later post of mine, with a similar question. I decided to keep this question up, in case it helps someone's search criteria. I posted the second question because this original question was not showing up last night. Strange.

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