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 Post subject: Auto Gear Selector Adjustment
Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:45 am 
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Hi Guys,

My auto gear lever is really lose. Whats the easiest way to adjust it? Can this be done from in the car or do you have to get under the car? It's an XH ute so I figure that its similar to EB/D's as well. Any help is appreciated.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:35 pm 
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HI Mate

Is it loose front to back or side to side?

If front to back it is the bush the selector rod connects to the transmission itself.

If it is side to side, it is the bushes in the actual gear leaver selector, and bushes are available from Ford, two for under 10 bucks.

For the side to side, which I suspect is the issue, you need a 17mm open end spanner, car stand, trolley jack and some patience.

Basically, you need to remove the gear position cover and then at the bottom of the gear lever stem you will see a 17mm nut. The shaft this nut is on is where the bushes need to be wrapped around. One on the end the nut is on, and one at the other end under the car.

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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:50 am 
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Cheers for that. It's loose front to back and side to side. More side to side though. Will I need to get under the car? Is it easy to check what I will need before I go and buy the parts or am I best of just buying both bushes and then replacing them both?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:09 am 
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easier from under the car, $40 for bushes, got mine done during an auto service, now is stiff as! your gearbox technician can easily do this for you during a service.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:57 am 
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Cheers for that. It's loose front to back and side to side. More side to side though. Will I need to get under the car? Is it easy to check what I will need before I go and buy the parts or am I best of just buying both bushes and then replacing them both?


Yes, you will need to get under the car to put in the bush on the selector side.

If you describe the problem to the parts guy, and give him the model ect, then they should know what part you need.

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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:35 pm 
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Spoke to Fraud $3.26 each and need two of them. Will probably do myself just don't like getting that far under the car when its on chassis stands and a jack etc.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:12 pm 
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Park it over a high kerb or a drain then ;)
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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:42 pm 
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drains a good idea chap way to have a pit

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:14 pm 
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Well I've put the car up on stands and now I'm confused as to why. I seem to be able to access both bush locations on the selector bottom bolt. I removed the centre console, the shifter surround and the brass mounting plate that bolts to the tunnel. I can now lift the assembly up gently to get to both ends of the bolt. Thats all well and good except I can't get the shifter off the bolt at the bottom - its a very snug fit. Anyone know how I can get this off? I've tried prying it off with a flat head to no avail.

Thanks for the help guys

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:21 pm 
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Hi mate,

I had to wiggle it quite hard to get the shifter stem off. It will require some patience and force.

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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:08 pm 
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Yeah ended up using vice grips as they have a taper. Forcing that between the shifter stem and the plate housing helped it off. Would have to be the most satisfying repair i've done lol. Makes it feel like new! I found that the while job could be done from inside the car. first remove the shifter surround, then the centre console and then the brass plate and you can pull it all through the tunnel.

Thanks for all the help guys another annoying problem fixed!

 

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