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Old 11-18-2012, 07:34 AM
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Red face Shift detents need help

I have an 01 7.3 Limited Excursion with auto trans 195K. The shift detents are sloppy and I want to know can I reset them or adjust them to tighten them up. I am new to the forum please help.
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There 2 things you can do that are easy, but remember, FORD has Never done a good job with the shift selector. They've been sloppy since the '60s

First, look up above the brake pedal for where the shift tube transitions to the cable that goes to the trans. That "L" bracket is held to the tube with 2 torx bolts that come loose all the time. See if tightening them doesn't solve most of the slop (next is shift tube bushing and that's a lot bigger deal)

Next, the red "pointer" is controlled by a string that's attached to the shifter, up underneath, that has a slotted metal tab at the end. You can't remove slop here but at least make the pointer aligned with the trans...
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:36 PM
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Thanks I will let you know if it fixes the issue...
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There 2 things you can do that are easy, but remember, FORD has Never done a good job with the shift selector. They've been sloppy since the '60s

First, look up above the brake pedal for where the shift tube transitions to the cable that goes to the trans. That "L" bracket is held to the tube with 2 torx bolts that come loose all the time. See if tightening them doesn't solve most of the slop (next is shift tube bushing and that's a lot bigger deal)

Next, the red "pointer" is controlled by a string that's attached to the shifter, up underneath, that has a slotted metal tab at the end. You can't remove slop here but at least make the pointer aligned with the trans...
Thanks one of the torx screws was just hanging on by a thread. I tightened both and it solved 90% of the slop.. Good enough to keep it out of the shop... Thanks a bunch...
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