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Old 03-14-2011, 03:56 AM
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Very stiff shifter

On my newly purchased 00 EX, the column shifter is very stiff. The seller said it was like that for the 3+ years that they owned it.

Is this a common problem?

What can I do to help or fix it?


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Mike
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:23 AM
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my buddys truck had the same problem right before I bought her off of him. down on the side of the trans theres a black plastic piece with a wiring harness on it. The shifter linkage is also on it. We replaced that andthe shifter has been fine ever since.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:32 AM
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THANKS !

I will look at that later today.

Where did you get it from?

What exactly is it?


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Old 08-03-2011, 04:03 AM
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Anyone have information on where to get one of these from ?

I am still having issues with my column shifter and do not want to spend a fortune if I can avoid it.

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Old 08-10-2011, 03:21 PM
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It's a Transmission Range Sensor.

Your local Ford Dealer will have it, mine cost $83 + tax.

The input shaft on your tranny has most likely rusted and the swelling rust has caused the plastic bushing, o-ring and housing of the sensing unit to crush against itself causing hard shifting.

The hardest part of the job is removing the old unit and clean up of the input shaft. That and parting with the $83.

15 minutes tops to do the swap,

HTH.

bart,
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:08 AM
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Thanks for the help with what the part name is. I got one from Tousley Ford for just under $60 shipped.

It took way longer to sand and grind the rust down on the shaft to allow the new range finder to fit on than anything. It is so much easier to shift now, just like itt should !


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