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Old 01-27-2011, 06:38 PM
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4WD shift linkage.

Last year when my front drive shaft went out, it bent and broke my 4WD shift linkage.

The truck is an 87 F250 4WD C6 6.9L diesel. I can't seem to find the shift linkage for sale anywhere. Junkyards, ebay, craigslist, aftermarket stores.

Does anybody know where I may be able to purchase this, or have one for sale, or know another term for it I could use to search it.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:50 PM
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i know the stealership has them for mucho dinero. theres was a thread i scene not to long ago with aftermarket ones, do a search, and you will find it.
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Yes. Use the search function. has been asked about 8 times this month
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I am searching as I posted this, have yet to come across it though.
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I am searching as I posted this, have yet to come across it though.
You must not be trying to hard

Let me google that for you

And here i used your EXACT thread title in the search section "4wd shift linkage"

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Very good, and I did the same. I have been going through these threads and have yet to find anybody linking to a site to purchase one.

Lots of threads on how to lube them, but mine is far past that.
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Very good, and I did the same. I have been going through these threads and have yet to find anybody linking to a site to purchase one.

Lots of threads on how to lube them, but mine is far past that.
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Hmm. Not sure what catagory he searched under on Rock auto to find it. Also, I don't know what that fancy looking thing in your pictures is, but if that is what he was talking about I don't think that is what I need.

I need the entire linkage from the shifter down to the transfer case. Now that I think about it, my 4wd shifter isn't mounted to anything, I can just pull it up inside the truck. Is it supposed to have some sort of solid pivot mount? If so, I may be in more trouble than I first thought even.

I just hate laying in the snow under the truck to put it in 4WD.

I'll search around again tomorrow after work.
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Well....

I'm assuming it happened at the same time as this:

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that looks like one chunkafied trans!
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That looks like a job for some JB Weld...
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and duct tape. i see a trip to the junk yard in your future.
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I've seen drive shafts do some damage after breaking loose but this one takes the prize.
I think a bungee cord is more appropriate in this case.

If I would have only known, but I gave a linkage away like the one you needed to someone who bought my old M5OD and he probably won't need it.
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Aww )=

Lol, I replaced the transmission and tcase (There was a huge hole in the tcase) and repaired the wiring and body damage. Just woke up to find snow on the ground outside. Hope I don't need my 4WD this morning.
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