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I have a 2001 Ford Escape V6 4WD. The shifter cable needs to be replaced. I called Auto Zone and they have 3 different parts available. Performance Shifter Cable, Stroke Shifter Cable, and Adjustable Single Shifter Cable. Which do I need? Here's a link to my exact problem.

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    how to replace sift cable 2001 quest



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Pull the one off yours

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  • David Ward Jun 01, 2011

    go to ford dealer for cable oe part will be best



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