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post #1 of 8 Old 06-15-2014, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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tons of slap in the shifter

hey guys how are ya? the other night while backing in my heavy duty aluminum mowing trailer I noticed I have a serious amount of play in my shifter. its difficult to figure out what gear I have put it in because the gear indicator goes between say "P" and "R", or "D" and "2". I don't think its the cable to the transmission but perhaps the linkage on the back side of the shifter? anyone else have this issue?

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Look up under the dash, above the brake pedal, and you'll see where the shift tube has an "L" at the bottom where the cable (that goes to the trans) is attached. That bracket is attached to the tube is attached to it with 2-Torx screws. Those screws become loose all the time.

Retighten them and it might be all you need to do
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Awesome! I'll check it out. Thanks!

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Did you ever figure out what was wrong? I'm having the same issue. Some people told me that it was just the neutral safety switch because sometimes the truck will not start in park.

Just curious.

thanks adam

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Did you ever figure out what was wrong? I'm having the same issue. Some people told me that it was just the neutral safety switch because sometimes the truck will not start in park.

Just curious.

thanks adam
Read NoRalph's post. That's the cure. I've had people come to me having already replaced the switch and the loose torx screws were the problem.


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Read NoRalph's post. That's the cure. I've had people come to me having already replaced the switch and the loose torx screws were the problem.


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One fell out while my wife was driving the truck. She didn't know what it was but found it laying on the floor. A few days later, I couldn't shift out of park.


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i tried looking at it when It was pretty dark out. I couldn't really see what the heck was going on under the dash...so I haven't resolved the issue yet.

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This video will give you a good idea what is going on under there.

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