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Old 06-28-2016, 02:53 PM   #1
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Automatic Gear Shift Stuck

I have a 2000 Mustang GT
The Automatic gear shift selector is very hard to move.
Slight resistance when cold out
Very stiff when hot out or after driving.

Also it doesn't seem like it sits in the gear properly.. Sometimes I need to play with it a bit or it seems to be in neutral.

Any ideas? Is this a known issue? Please help
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It sounds like a problem with the shift cable, or possibly the shifter itself.

Begin by disconnecting the cable from the transmission. If the shifter is still difficult to move, you will then have to remove the console, and disconnect the other end of the cable from the shifter. If it is still stiff with the cable completely disconnected, then the problem is with the shifter.

Basically, just go through and eliminate each component as a possible cause.
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Is this something I should do by myself or take it to a shop? Not sure how it's connected to the tranny but I am sure I can figure it out once I am underneath
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I can't really answer that question.
It is something that a person with intermediate mechanical skills should be able to accomplish. The hardest part will probably be removing the console.
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Easy there's a gear selector on the side of the transmission with a cable connected to it that's what he's talking about same on the shifter

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Okay thanks . I'll jack the car up and see if The cable or connection is damaged .
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Had to remove the cable at the tranny when I installed my TCI ratchet shifter. Mine is a 2007, and has a plastic clip that holds the tranny cable in position. Be careful when you remove it, or you'll be making a trip to your dealer to replace it.
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