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Old 03-18-2015, 09:35 AM
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E40D and other questions 97 F150 5.4l 4x4 Auto

Question:
1. Moving the shift selector through the gears is really hard. (Just replaced Shift cable) I suspect rust at trans as selector was very difficult to move even by hand w/o cable attached. Anybody have any suggestions? Is there a bearing on the side of the trans that can be replaced in vehicle? Or do you think it is maybe rust in/around the digital gear indicator that might be causing the friction?


2. Also I need to find a shift cable adjustment how-to. Anybody know of a good one?


2. How likely is it to find un-rusted doors and tailgate in the northeast PA upstate NY region for this truck? Should I even try looking in the local junkyards?


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This is a common problem. The range sensor on the side of the trans binds. There are only two screws holding it on. Take it off and see if it is easy to move the shift lever in the trans.
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