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My gear shifter cable came off the gear shifter connected to the transmission. It's the cable that runs from your steering column through the firewall and down to the small nipple like gear shift connected to the transmission. I can get the loop at the end of the cable back on the nipple but I need something to hold it there as it appears the original piece broke. Anyone know if such a part exist if it does where would you find it. I know it would be at an auto parts store but can you be more specific. 2002 Ford escape. thanks in advance.

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This kind of sounds like you might of broke your shifter interlock. If that is the case you will need a new shift cable.

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Yes you can repair it your self, check under the dash where the trans cable hooks to the shift lever, where the eye of the cable hooks on there are two screws, if these are loose the truck will still shift but the free play makes slack and the cable will not move all the way. If this piece is not loose you will have to lower the steering column and check this shaft, they are know to split in two and with the column down they are easy to change.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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it sound like you have a vacum leak or your shifter cable may need adjusted

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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im working on one now, i just used a flathead screwdriver and lightly pryed it loose, it work and with no damage to the shifter or cable.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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Check out faxonautoliterature. They can provide the original GM service manual for your truck for about $30. It should have an exploded view of your column. I've used them before and had excellent service. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 08, 2010

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  5. Remove the floor pan cover-to-floor screws, the floor seal, and the cover.
  6. Remove the steering column bracket-to-instrument panel nuts and carefully lower the column. If equipped with an automatic transmission, disconnect the shift position indictor pointer.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

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