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TSB
05-21-18
  • SERVICE PROCEDURE FOR REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF COLUMN SHIFT CABLE
Publication Date: October 17, 2005

FORD:
2004-2006 F-150

ISSUE:

When servicing or replacing 2004-2006 F-150 column shift cables, follow the Service Procedure below.

ACTION:

During any repairs in the vicinity of the column shift cable, make sure the shift cable is securely reinstalled. (Figure 1)




Figure 1 – Article 05-21-18

NOTE:FOR ALL MODELS, THERE IS A ROUTING CLIP ON THE BELL HOUSING THAT IS INSTALLED DURING ASSEMBLY. THE CLIP IS USED TO HOLD THE SHIFT CABLE ON COLUMN SHIFT VEHICLES ONLY. THE FLOOR SHIFT CABLE DOES NOT GO INTO THE CLIP.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

NOTE:ANY REPAIRS WHICH REQUIRE THE COLUMN SHIFT CABLE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE BRACKETS AND ROUTING CLIP, NEEDS TO BE SECURELY REINSTALLED AT ALL LOCKING POINTS. PUSH-CLICK-PULL PROCESS MUST BE FOLLOWED AT ALL SHIFT CABLE ATTACHMENT BRACKETS AND BALL STUDS, TO VERIFY PROPER INSTALLATION OF SHIFT CABLE.

  1. Visually inspect shift cable for loose or damage components. Inspect connections at the following locations.
    1. Steering column shift cable locking bracket.
    2. Steering column shift cable ball stud.
    3. Transmission shift cable locking bracket.
    4. Transmission shift cable to manual lever ball stud.
    5. Transmission shift cable to route assist clip. Ensure that the cable is fully seated and does not interfere with the exhaust.
  2. Perform repairs as need, based on inspection.
    1. Loose cable: Reinstall and adjust the transmission shift cable
    2. Loose bracket/routing clip: Tighten the bolts to secure in correct orientation and adjust the transmission shift cable
    3. Damaged cable: Remove, install and adjust new shifter cable

      NOTE:MAKE SURE THAT THE COLUMN SHIFT CABLE IS ROUTED INTO THE ROUTING CLIP IN ORDER TO PREVENT CONTACT WITH THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. NOTE: DURING REINSTALLATION OF SHIFT CABLE PERFORM A PUSH-CLICK-PULL PROCESS AT ALL CLIP, BRACKET AND BALL STUD LOCKING POINTS TO VERIFY PROPER INSTALLATION. FOLLOW THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOUND IN THE WORKSHOP MANUAL AND VERIFY THAT ALL LOCKING POINTS ARE FULLY SEATED BY LIGHTLY PULLING BACK ON ALL LOCKING POINTS.


PART NUMBERPART NAME
5L3Z-7E395-AAShift Cable
5L3Z-7E381-AAShift Cable Clip

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
052118A2004-2006 F-150: Perform The Inspection Outlined In The Service Procedure Includes Time To Verify Connections, Routing, And Adjustment (Do Not Use With 7395A, 7247C, 7326C)0.5 Hr.
052118B2004-2006 F-150: Perform The Inspection Outlined In The Service Procedure Then Replace Shift Cable Includes Time To Verify Connections, Routing, And Adjustment (Do Not Use With 7395A, 7247C, 7326C)0.8 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
7K39101

NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article. The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates. The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company’s on-line technical resources.

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