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 Post subject: bf falcon gear shifter not working
Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:11 pm 
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So I just spent 2 days detailing the car and now I go to drive somewhere and the gear stick moves freely up and down gears like its not connected to the transmission. You still need to hold the button in but.

The last thing I touched was the gear stick cleaning around it with armourall but I wasn't rough at all.
Is there a common fault in the gear shifter or should I be looking under the car?

 

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 Post subject: Re: bf falcon gear shifter not working
Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:43 pm 
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I think on those there is a rod or cable under the car. It may have snapped or come off. Stick your big head underneath and have a look sy :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: bf falcon gear shifter not working
Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:05 pm 
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93EB wrote:
I think on those there is a rod or cable under the car. It may have snapped or come off. Stick your big head underneath and have a look sy :)

Ended up google searching and it appears the bush in the gearbox end of the cable is flogged and wont stay on the gearbox.
Fix=grinder,Drill, Nut,bolt and washer. :)
Dunno why it decides to break while I was cleaning the car inside

 

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 Post subject: Re: bf falcon gear shifter not working
Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:11 pm 
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bry40l wrote:
93EB wrote:
I think on those there is a rod or cable under the car. It may have snapped or come off. Stick your big head underneath and have a look sy :)


Ended up google searching and it appears the bush in the gearbox end of the cable is flogged and wont stay on the gearbox.
Fix=grinder,Drill, Nut,bolt and washer. :)
Dunno why it decides to break while I was cleaning the car inside


Just to annoy you.. :x

 

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 Post subject: Re: bf falcon gear shifter not working
Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:17 pm 
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93EB wrote:
bry40l wrote:
93EB wrote:
I think on those there is a rod or cable under the car. It may have snapped or come off. Stick your big head underneath and have a look sy :)


Ended up google searching and it appears the bush in the gearbox end of the cable is flogged and wont stay on the gearbox.
Fix=grinder,Drill, Nut,bolt and washer. :)
Dunno why it decides to break while I was cleaning the car inside


Just to annoy you.. :x

Im one of those guys who tries to spend his holidays doing nice things for his car and then it rewards me by breaking down.
Oh well better now then over the weekend when I head 3hrs up the coast!

 

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 Post subject: Re: bf falcon gear shifter not working
Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:20 pm 
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Also I will take photos of my bodgy repair job incase anyones interested. Cheaper and stronger than fords s**t cable job.

 

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 Post subject: Re: bf falcon gear shifter not working
Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:53 pm 
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Yeah.....the cable end is plastic....so they go brittle after a while, and just break off.
To fit a new cable takes ages....have to remove the drivers seat, so you can remove the park brake lever, so you can remove the centre console, so you can replace the cable......only ever done 1....what a ba5tard of a job.... :roll:

 

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 Post subject: Re: bf falcon gear shifter not working
Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:20 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Yeah.....the cable end is plastic....so they go brittle after a while, and just break off.
To fit a new cable takes ages....have to remove the drivers seat, so you can remove the park brake lever, so you can remove the centre console, so you can replace the cable......only ever done 1....what a ba5tard of a job.... :roll:

I didnt remove the seat or hand brake. I did however break a bit of the driver side Centre surround,
But theres so many clips and screws it all goes back together fine :lol:

 

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