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Ford f150 1994 can the shifter cable be too long and still work?

The shifter cable is too long will it work or do i need to get a different one? it is brand new fronm the parts store.

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If the cable mounts the same as the old cable...then the length of the cable shouldn't matter.

Posted on Nov 05, 2012

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SOURCE: 2001 FORD FOCUS SHIFTER CABLE SNAPED

You did not need to remove the heater box to replace the cable. There is a hole in the floor the cable passes through.

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