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Old 11-09-2010, 16:35   #1 (permalink)
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F250 Auto Trans Shift Indicator

Hi All.

My shift indicator in the instrument panel points to neutral when it is in reverse, ie. all gears are one position above where it is pointing. Is there an adjustment for this? Has anyone fixed this themselves or should I take it to a dealer? It is a 1999 F250SD V10.

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Old 11-09-2010, 17:37   #2 (permalink)
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Re: F250 Auto Trans Shift Indicator

From the shop manual. I've never used a weight, I just held it in position.
Cable Adjustment — Shift Indicator
1. Remove the upper instrument panel steering column cover
2. Place the gearshift lever in the (D) position. Rotate the gearshift lever clockwise until it bottoms out (first gear), then rotate two detents counterclockwise ((D) position).
3. Hang an eight pound weight on the gearshift lever.
4. Center the pointer in the middle of the (D) position. Rotate the thumbwheel located on the bottom of the steering column to adjust the pointer. (See image for what it looks like)
5. Remove the eight pound weight.
6. Carefully move the gearshift lever from detent to detent and compare with transmission settings. Readjust if necessary.
7. Install the upper instrument panel steering column cover
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Old 11-09-2010, 20:37   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Bert,
I'll do it tomorrow. I'll let you know how I make out.

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Re: F250 Auto Trans Shift Indicator

Bert, I found everything as you said, however, my thumbwheel is ineffective because the white plastic housing is broken. I'll go to the dealer and get a new thumbwheel, hopefully I can disconnect the wire/cable from the lever and thread it through the new thumbwheel assembly.

Do you think this will work?

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It comes as a complete assembly. Can you repair the broken part. I've used a soldering gun on some plastic pieces and welded them back together.
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It comes as a complete assembly. Can you repair the broken part. I've used a soldering gun on some plastic pieces and welded them back together.
Hi Bert,
I can try to fix it. You said it comes as a complete assembly, did you mean the cable too? Guess you could probably make any kind of a clamp to hold it in place. Might not be adjustable though.

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The cable and bracket come as one piece. Try welding it with a soldering gun.
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The cable and bracket come as one piece. Try welding it with a soldering gun.

OK, I'll do it.

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Re: F250 Auto Trans Shift Indicator

Mine is also broken but i cant find that part or part number anywhere. can someone help me find that cable/adjuster assembly?
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