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Old 01-28-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
mirkrod
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'02 ZTS linkage adjustment

Hey guys... Can you help me out with this issue?

I'm sorry about the constant posts of different issues. I'm trying to make my car last as long as possible while I still pay it off.

Initially, I couldn't shift from any gears into neutral or any of the other gears, so the linkage needed to be replaced. Did that... Done.

Now I'm having trouble reaching one of my gears. I cannot reach gear #1, but I can reach #2-5 and R. So that tells me I need to adjust it. The question is which one...

Based on my understanding from the Chilton manual:
the white end is the shifter.
the black end is the selector.

It tells me to adjust ONLY the shifter, but I think the problem may be the selector because it doesn't allow me to go far enough to get to gear 1 due to the space limitation on the lever's ball.

I'm not sure if I should go against it and adjust the selector or just blindly adjust the shifter because Chilton said so.

Any advice?

Oh... I have a 2002 Ford Focus ZTS 5-speed Manual with MTX-75 transmission.


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