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I replaced the transmission in my 2002 f 150 and the shift linkage doesnt hook up proper. The mounting bracket on new trans is too close to trans itself and has to bend to hook up.

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There is a cheap kit which is available (and often used on everything from motorcycles to lawnmowers) which will let you shorten the shift linkage cable. Basically the cable is cut to the appropriate length and then a new tip is added to the now bare end to allow it to interface it's bracket.

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