Re: Shift Gear Indicator, slipped!
Your input is greatly appreciated, thanks a bunch, will follow your
instructions and see what can be done, will get back with you. d.
"Lawrence" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm not sure if my truck had the exact same thing or not so what I am
> here might be of any use to you but I thought it might be worth while to
> write. So, I hope I don't waste your time here if it isn't the same as
> My '99 F150 had that happen to it 2 years ago. I took it to the dealer and
> the service manager knew what it was as soon as I told him. He went and
> looked to make sure that was it and sure enough he was right. Up under the
> dash you will see where there is piece that controls where the pointer
> to. That piece will break sometimes so the pointer can't move properly.
> service manager looked up the part number and quoted me the cost of the
> replacement but I don't recall how much it was. Since it wasn't affecting
> anything except the visual knowledge of what gear I was in I was too
> concerned to get it fixed right that second. I took my truck home and
> up in under the dash myself. When I saw the part the service manager was
> referring to, I figured I could take a crack at fixing it myself. I took a
> small tie-wrap and put it around the piece and it has been great ever
> It has been 2 years now and it hasn't messed up once again.
> The part you will look for (if it is like mine) is a small white bracket
> mounted to the lower side of the steering column under the dash. You will
> have to lay on the floor mat and almost rest your head on the brake pedal
> get a good view. Running through that white bracket is a black piece that
> looks like a little wheel with a stem on it. Coming out the end of the
> wheel will look like a brown piece of thick thread that connects to the
> pointer. Anyway, that white bracket will break and let the black piece
> through it a bit. This is why the pointer won't line up correctly any
> While holding the black piece in the proper position (get someone to watch
> the pointer for you) you can fasten a small tie-wrap around the black stem
> part to hold the piece in place.
> If this is in fact the same problem as you have and/or if you want me to
> clarify the part I am referring to, I can try to snap a pic with my
> camera and email it to you. Hope this all helps.