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Windstar 200 shift indicator does not move when shift into gears

Recently I have a autorized dealer install a remote start on my wife's 2000 windstar; right after I came out of their shop I've noticed that the shift indicator on the dash does not move when I shift gears; I've tryed to call them inmediately, but they were already closed; anyone knows what's going on? If the problem is not to complicated to solve, I rather fix it myself instead of going back to the shop and have them fix it for me; I will have to switch cars again with my wife and probably lost at least half a day of work to deal with this.

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  • rafaelg24 Jan 13, 2009

    Can you tell me how to get behind the cluster panel? (some sort of a "step by step" type of orientation...) Even if I take the car back to them, It's something that I will like to know how to do.
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If you remove the cowling covering the ignition switch steering column (it is two peice held together by two screws at the bottom) you will note a wire with a loop on it... it attaches to the shifter column on a hook. it is adjustable once you have it on.

Robert

I had to take mine apart that's how i discovered that wire.

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    Roberta Smith Jan 13, 2009

    it's fairly easy to do... i cannot recall if you need to lower the steering column to get at it... but again... that's easy as well and i will write you detailed instructions if need be

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    Roberta Smith Jan 13, 2009

    had to take apart my windstar steering column to replace one of the shafts that controls the ignition... what a joy that was.... tilt steering... it's a bugger to get those springs back on...ford may have a special tool but i used a C-clamp. once you have that peice off around the steering wheel it does give you pretty good access and if i remember right you can see the wire very easily



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They failed to reatach the cable selector so when you shift it pulls or releases to the correct spot easy to fix just headache to get to. it is a spring loaded cable that hooks to the shifter base. and it is behind the cluster panel. I would let them do it, it wont mess up anything driving it like that. hope this helps you thanks for using fixya!!

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    carl carpenter Jan 13, 2009

    thanks bunnydawg i was going to get my book but couldnt find it i think its at the shop it is easy once you get to it i dont think you need to drop he column

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