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Old 03-22-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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Shift cable trouble (pics)

Ok, just got my car back with a new transmission not even a week ago.

Now it wont go into first or second (i can get it into second eventually, with alot of playing with the shifter).


Knowing nothing about transmissions or cables, I decided to take a look..

I found this:














It looks as if one of the cable ends has broken, as its missing the little end peice thingy and the spring is hanging out....

I know they are *ty pics, but I didnt want to get my camera any more dirty than I already did... nevermind the grease, one of the cv axle boot broke...or actually the hold down thingy for the boot came off...


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I have had my cable fall out of the bracket that holds them onto the transmission. If the cable end is broken you might have to get a whole new cable. Call Mike at Hilbish Ford.
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BTW this should be in :
Engine & Transmission Swap *New!*
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BTW this should be in :
Engine & Transmission Swap *New!*
eh..the car is blown....lol thats why i put it here...oh well.



the cables were replaced about 15k miles ago....i think this was installer error.....the shop i was dealing with didnt like my car.....
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Check the metal bracket on top of the tranny and make sure that each cable is in it's crescent shaped slot.
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Check the metal bracket on top of the tranny and make sure that each cable is in it's crescent shaped slot.
their in.




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Yeah I broke cable ends twice. But when that happened, it went into no gears. So I suppose this isnt the same problem.
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when was the last time the tranny was flusheda nd refilled? (should be done every 30,000)
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when was the last time the tranny was flusheda nd refilled? (should be done every 30,000)
brand new tranny.

doesnt even have 100 miles on it yet.

was filled with ford honey and some friction modify'er thingy for the Torsen.
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Yeah I broke cable ends twice. But when that happened, it went into no gears. So I suppose this isnt the same problem.
I have broken cable ends too....last time it wouldnt go into 3'rd, 4th or 5th.

this time it doesnt want to go into 1st or 2nd (though I can find second sometimes by wiggling it)


I am 95% sure its the cable ends now....bah, thats what warranties are for
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