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Old 02-10-2006, 03:02 PM   #1
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stupid shift linkage!!

hey guys i posted back in the fall i had the problem when shifting hard into second the linkage pops off and i have to reach on down there and pop it back on...well i use to be able to chirp second and even third but no more if i shift hard into second liek near redline pops right off and im dead in the water have to pull over with no car in gear hoepfully find a light if its at night and pop it back on...whats the deal how can i fix this?!!?

and dont say dont shift hard into second wheres the fun in that...if im extremely gental wit it and almost slip it its fine but i lose soo much speed that way...if anyone has an idea let me kno thanks.


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Old 02-10-2006, 03:08 PM   #2
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Obviosly the thing that keeps popping off isnt secured properly.. I'd think that it needs to be replaced..
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:00 PM   #3
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replace the cable and then zip tie the new one. that has worked for a couple ppl.
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:45 PM   #4
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yea i was talkin wit my dad i think the coupler may be broke or wore out...that mixed wit me driving it a bit for carefully i think will fix the problem...no more chirping tho lol

ill try the zip tie..thanks
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Old 02-10-2006, 06:06 PM   #5
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screw that. If he can't drive it like he stole it, Then whats the point. Take it to ford show e'm how it pops off and they will fix it. They will be forced to fix it. That is a saftey issue. Do not tell them you were driving hard, tell the tech you had to get out of a turn lane on the road, quick like the fire and you heard a pop and no more shifty shift. The car was dead in the water. You know, make up a story. If it is not under warrenty, then buy a new linkage and fix it properly. You should not have to use ******g zip ties to hold your ride from falling apart.........
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i agree....i will be going to ford its under warranty!
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Old 02-11-2006, 09:23 AM   #7
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Bye the way, Dooes anyone know how I can get a squad sticker for my car. Or can I use one of the designes I saw on the site. don't know what or where it was
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i wish i could get a squad stickers seems like the guys that were design them stop or soemthing...you should start it up on my post again or start a new one in the owners chat...get the ball rolling again.
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:50 PM   #9
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so, did the dealer fix this under warranty? if not how much did it run you
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Don't do Zip ties. Use wire, it won't weather like zip ties will.
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