Old 05-14-12, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Standard Issue View Post
You'll have to try every component to really solve the issue. It may take a while a cost a few bucks but eventually you'll figure it out.
This kind of trial and error is the most expensive way to fix a mechanical problem.

Take the time to analyze the possibilities, and start by testing and ruling in or out those things that can be done for free, ie. adjustments or measurements. Only when have you narrowed the issue down to a short list or single proven culprit should you spend cash to replace it.

Most problems, especially things like erratic shifting don't call for new parts, just better adjustments of what you have.
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