The same thing happened to me. I got a teflon bushing or washer off the net for $20.00. Kinna expensive, but they guanteed it for life. Shifting is no different, maybe a litttttttle smoother... The old stock one was completly gone! It is kind of anoying to get that weird clasp out of the x-fer case, I had to use 2 large flat head screw drivers. It is not hard at all..