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Old 05-16-2018, 02:49 PM
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Question whats this piece Do is it broken?

so found my tranny leak, was coming from this piece here, i pulled it out a bit for a picture then i pulled it all the way out. The Pin does not seem to be broken or sheered, no scratching/scaring on it either. Also truck was shifting into R and D pretty hard. Park stopped grabbing the gear so the truck would roll Forward/backwards could here a tick/click like it was trying to catch. what I'm i even looking at?







is it #7A256? Is this the right picture even?
 
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:24 PM
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Lower pic same as pic in post #1.

7A256 is the manual control selector lever, 7B498 is its seal.

This pic is actually from the car parts catalog, due to the location of the NSS (7A247). On 1967/77 F100/350's, it's located at the bottom of the steering column.

 
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:28 PM
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So what purpose does this serve? Mine was not connected to anything?

i have a Column shifter. Itís an automatic. So does pin need to me held in? Is this why itís not catching park gear?
 
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Xand17 View Post
So what purpose does this serve? Mine was not connected to anything?

i have a Column shifter. It’s an automatic. So does pin need to me held in? Is this why it’s not catching park gear?

The shift rod from the steering column selector lever (see 7302 at lower right in pic) routes to the manual control selector lever (7A256) on the side of the trans.

If the rod is missing, the trans will not shift.







 
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Seems I might be missing this. I did not see anything for it to connect to. So I hope I can find the things I need.
 
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Watching this thread now, my truck also shifts hard. It stays in park though, however it has issues shifting and staying in gear. Just like yours, automatic with column shifter.
 
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that's where mine was leaking , that lever shouldn't just pull out . it should have a nut on the inside . I had to make a wrench to get it loose and tighten the nut after seals replacement .
 
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By looking at the pictures posted by the O.P. it appears the threaded side of "manual control selector lever (7A256)" has been sheared off.
Looks like he'll need a new one.
 
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That looks like the passing gear kickdown linkage lever. Should be attached inside tranny pan. Should be attached to the part 7d261, the shaft is broken off the internal lever that works passing gear.
 
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so how does this effect park? Park is not catching. It ticks/clicks like itís tey to catch park.
 
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What ever it was connected to, is sheared/broken off inside the tranny. You're ( or a shop) is going to need to take a look inside. time for new front pump seals, and a filter and fluid replacement while you are inside too.
 
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so how does this effect park? Park is not catching. It ticks/clicks like itís tey to catch park.
The piece that is broke off is interfering with the park rod 7D411 which engages park. May not have full travel on rod to completely engage park gear.
 
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Actually what the OP has is the shaft from the 7D261 with the 7A394 lever still attached to it. The 7d261 needs to be replaced or it's shaft and lever needs to be welded back together. The ":typical" pic you posted and the one Bill posted is actually for a car. Not a truck. Ford used it in both Car and Truck books universally. Note there is a 7A247 neutral safety switch in the pic that Cars had but Bumpsides didn't.

 
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C6AZ7D261A.......lever and shaft assy....discontinued. None on my locators. Fit 68/69 Bumpsides and older Cars.
D5AZ7B498A.......Shift shaft seal. Still available from Ford.
389078-S............Outer "O" ring.....discontinued. 9/16" O.D. and 3/8" I.D.
 
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i think its part #7A256, how does this part affect parking gear, would this piece also cause a hard shift into D or other gears?
 

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