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Broken or misaligned gear shift indicator.

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Old 06-20-2010, 09:45 AM   #1
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Smile Broken or misaligned gear shift indicator.

I own a 2002 Ford Explorer XLS with about 95K miles. My gear shift indicator is laying to the far right. I am able to shift the transmission into Park and all other gears, but I have no indication which gear it is in. Is there a fix for this indication problem that I can perform or must I take it to a dealer's shop?

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Old 06-20-2010, 11:20 AM   #2
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there's a small cable for the selector behind/ under the instrument panel it has probably slipped off. here is a pic of an older one to give u an idea of what to look for.





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Old 06-20-2010, 05:28 PM   #3
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Welcome to this forum! I've moved your thread into the stock 2002-2005 section. It's a simple adjustement under the steering column that shouldn't take more than a few minutes.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:58 PM   #4
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my adjuster is broken, anyone have a part number for a new one?
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:08 PM   #5
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Mine was broken as well, I used two zip ties to fix the adjuster in the right position. Not sure to what degree your adjuster is broken. But it my case it was just the retainer clip that holds the adjuster in place. So I used the method that many used to fix the throttle cable slack by pulling out the slack and adding two zip ties. Just did it this morning, worked like a charm.




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Old 06-21-2010, 02:12 PM   #6
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i just found the part, its only $16 so i ordered a new one
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:13 PM   #7
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good to hear glad we could point u in the right direction!




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What was the part number of the new adjuster?
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:34 PM   #9
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the part number was 4L2Z7A110AA
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Recieved the part the other day and installed today, very easy to do. Only one bolt. Now the indicator works perfectly and was worth the $16.
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Recieved the part the other day and installed today, very easy to do. Only one bolt. Now the indicator works perfectly and was worth the $16.
Where can I find instructions on how to replace the gear indicator? Thanks
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