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Old 04-05-2007, 01:40 PM   #1
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Reverse Lockout

ok I have a 2001 SOHC SPI sedan and ive been to diffrent websites looking for short throw shifters. I want to know if i have reverse lockout or not? In my owners manual it says that vehicles equiped with the zetec you have to pull up on shift knob to go into reverse. However it doesnt say if that is reverse lockout or not. Some one help.


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Old 04-05-2007, 01:46 PM   #2
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that is a reverse lockout. basically you can't throw your shifter into reverse without a "special" action (pulling up the knob)

you can remove the reverse lockout if you want, just take the shifter boot off and cut off the nub on the shifter housing
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ok but i dont have to do that. Will a reverse lock out shifter work on my car?
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no, just buy a shifter made for your car. a NON reverse lock out shifter. they startewd the lock out style after 2002.5 i believe.
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ok but i dont have to do that. Will a reverse lock out shifter work on my car?

Look around for a Focus Central STS for the SPI. I LOVE mine.
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no, just buy a shifter made for your car. a NON reverse lock out shifter. they startewd the lock out style after 2002.5 i believe.
you're incorrect, i have a pre 2002.5 and i have a reverse lockout.

look, if you have to pull up the little blank ring thing on the shifter to go into reverse, you have reverse lockout. simple as that
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I for one have had a problem finding a short shifter w/o rev. LO. I'm thinkin I might just take a dremel to my own...
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i like my rev LO
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Guys! The IB5 doesn't have reverse lockout. AND, since it's a different transmission, try looking for the short shifter MADE for the transmission YOU HAVE! No MTX-75 shifter will work.
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well shit, i didn't know he didn't have an mtx75. so the spi's are crippled once more!? :P
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