Went to pick up my daughter at school to take her to doctor to cast her arm, she fell and broke it yesterday, when I tried to put Ex in reverse i had nothing. I was stuck in drive face into a parking spot and no way to move. So I had vehicle towed to my cousins who is an ase mechanic. He told me the cable was on the header and it looked like it had burned through. I probably need a new cable.
So, has anyone had to change their cable and know what is involved to do it? Tools and time involved? Thanks
Well, I jumped in and changed out my old shift cable for the new one. No big deal, had it done in about 35 minutes without having a clue as to what to do.
If I had to do it again would probably take me about 15 min.
Here is what I did:
1. Unhook cable retainer from shifter under dash--need flat blade screw driver
2. unhook cable from bracket under dash--need flat head screwdriver
3. pry out plastic cable retainer from floorboard--need flathead screwdriver
4. pry out rubber grommet from floorboard--need flathead screwdriver
5. get underneath truck remove cable from bracket--I used flathead screwdriver to push in on one side of squeeze fitting to release from bracket
6. pry cable retainer off transmission ****--I used flathead screwdriver
7. pulled cable out from inside of truck because of rubber grommet
I did the reverse of above.
I also twist tied the cable to something underneath truck to route away from header to avoid cable laying on header and melting in the future.
I do need to adjust cable at tranny because i have some slop on the PRND21
Have to wait for the wife to get home and run through the gears while I am under truck.
Pricing: I bought cable from Ford, $83 and change out the door after tax. Found it on ebay for about $61 after shipping but my EX is daily driver so I didn't have time to wait for the cable to be shipped.
I also found this that will help anyone in the future: