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Offline ANT85MAR

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Shifter cable broke
« on: April 09, 2013, 09:41:36 AM »
My shifter cable broke and have to now figure a way to get the car out of park and into drive or reverse.

Any ideas as to how and where I can find a new cable to fix it.

Any info will be greatly appreciated

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Re: Shifter cable broke
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 09:56:28 AM »
Here is some general information about the shifter.

http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php?topic=35839.msg286435#msg286435

When mine broke I made a temporary workaround shifter using wire and a piece of pvc pipe for a handle until I was able to replace it.  I can't seem to find my posts about it- they may have been part of one of the great deletes.
You can actually shift it using your thumb when you have the handle off.
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Re: Shifter cable broke
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2013, 10:23:04 AM »
Jim
The handle was already off. The cable had streched some so the handle was not working any more. Now the whole cable broke of. I guess after 33 years I should complaint to much.

I tried the link you attached and it was not there.
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Re: Shifter cable broke
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013, 10:41:03 PM »
Jim
The handle was already off. The cable had streched some so the handle was not working any more. Now the whole cable broke of. I guess after 33 years I should complaint to much.

I tried the link you attached and it was not there.

Here is the info from that link.  It is currently in a restricted area while the Eaglepedia is secured:


There is a very small cable running from the T-handle down through the shift lever to the latch underneath the shift quadrant. The button operates an equally-small bellcrank that pulls the cable to release the latch. That little cable has broken, probably at the top just below the bellcrank. This is a common problem and repair options are limited. What I did is take out the shift lever and remove the latch. I can now freely move the lever but it has no provision to lock it in "Park". It's not the best nor the safest fix available, but at least I can operate the lever.

Removing the shift lever is not a big project. The T-handle can be removed by striking upward on the underside with a wood block. The shift quadrant is held to the floor with 4 small screws. Once those items are out of the way you can reach into the bottom of the "well" with a 9/16" wrench and remove the nut holding the shift lever. The latch will likely fall out in your hand once you take out the lever.
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Re: Shifter cable broke
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 12:30:39 AM »
I pulled the pin on mine so it slides easy so I have to be careful (cable was broken by PO)
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Re: Shifter cable broke
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 01:38:03 PM »
Here is my temporary fix for the broken cable.  It worked well enough until a very helpful member by the name of mudkicker sent me a shifter assembly.



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Re: Shifter cable broke
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 12:51:37 PM »
Just an FYI, the shifter is the same as some mid 70s Fords. Pinto, Maverick, etc.
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