About 4 months ago I started my focus like everyday to go to work.
When I was about to hit reverse, the shifter came out.
Not the stick that goes all the way down to the transmission, the plastic cover of the shifter, with the button that you press to move it.
This also included the OD (overdrive) cable that's inside the shifter. I put it back and is loose now, but still working. But is completely loose. If I do an up movement of the shifter, it comes out and I stay with the stick on my hand.
I called my local ford delearship and a rep told me it will cost me $97.42 for a new shifter, and about $90 for labor.
Jesus...200 bucks for that freaking plastic?
My question is: Has this ever happened to any of you out there? Is there a cheaper solution? I mean is just the plastic cover on top....$200.... really?
Is there a shifter knob I can just put there and get done with it? If so, do any of you recommend a brand, or an specific one? The second pic is a Toyota Camry, but you get the idea of what happend. The plastic thing on the first pic came out.