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Manual shift mode and exhaust leak

Cannot get 04 titan to go into manual shift - sounds like exhaust manifold gasket leaking on right side

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You most likely have a broken wire in the steering column that goes to the manual shift mode switch. And as far as the exhaust leak goes, you need a new manifold. They crack and leak. Common problem.

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You were right on about the broken wire.
It was the black wire that goes to pin 2 the ground, almost did not see it old eyes. A little peace on insulation was holding it together.
Look like 22G solid wire and we all know what happen when it gets bent over and over.

Thank you Phil

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