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Old 10-26-2010, 11:04 PM
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Shift cable linkage to transmission

2004 F-150 5.4l 4wd crew


The shift cable on my son's truck came loose from the transmission switch/actuator arm. Somebody tried to help my daughter in law get on the road by wiring the end of the cable to the transmission lever. There is no part of the plastic mechanical connector remaining attached to either the transmission lever or the end of the shift cable. Evidently, according to the parts catalog drawing, the connector on this F150 is the round ball type part, which I have never seen, but different than the flat half-domino on my F250 and my daughter's E350.


Question: Is there a source for the ball type connector, without buying the whole cable assembly; or does anybody know of a similar hardware item that will make this connection?


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2004 F-150 5.4l 4wd crew


The shift cable on my son's truck came loose from the transmission switch/actuator arm. Somebody tried to help my daughter in law get on the road by wiring the end of the cable to the transmission lever. There is no part of the plastic mechanical connector remaining attached to either the transmission lever or the end of the shift cable. Evidently, according to the parts catalog drawing, the connector on this F150 is the round ball type part, which I have never seen, but different than the flat half-domino on my F250 and my daughter's E350.


Question: Is there a source for the ball type connector, without buying the whole cable assembly; or does anybody know of a similar hardware item that will make this connection?


Thanks,
Sam

This was just discussed yesterday:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...ble-broke.html

Sorry for your misfortune. I hope you can get it fixed inexpensively
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No you pretty much have to buy the whole cable extension unless you find a shop that has just the plastic piece sitting around. Which is pretty slim.
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Thanks for the responses. I knew it was a long shot, just hoped there might be a source for the small part to save them some money.



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Just to update this the parts are available at oriellys
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Just to update this the parts are available at oriellys
I called oriellys they can't find it -do you have a part number
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I bought mine at the ford dealer. But it was a few years ago. Getting it pulled into and positioned in the shifter was harder than expected.

old thread:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...ml#post9482216

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Problem Solved!

Problem solved! My shift cable fell off yesterday morning while backing out of my driveway... not a good start to my commute. I was able to rig it using zip ties to get it driveable, but it wasn't a permanent solution. I went to Advanced Auto Parts and found this! Part # 14041. This bushing pack is an exact fit for these trucks (mine is a 2004 Fx4 with floor shift). The correct bushing was the only one with a part # on it and it said "China". It snapped right in and it was fixed! $7 is much better than buying a new shift cable! Hope this helps!


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