I'm new to this site and hoping for some help/advise. As luck would have it, right before my warranty expired last Dec my original shifter broke. Ford replaced it. Upon leaving the dealership I noticed it wasn't shifting like the original, which was always very smooth. The new one was pretty rigid and shifting has become a PITA, driving is not fun anymore! I thought maybe shifters need to be broken in - 500 miles later it still sucks. I never complained to Ford and I figure it's too late now.
It's hard to explain but when you try to shift into the next gear it's almost a two part process. When I shift, you almost have to push it in first (which seems like it's only half way there, then again into gear). Almost like a clunk-clunk. You can't hear it, but you can feel it. It does this for all gears. You also have to use a good amount of force. It's making shifting take twice as long as it should. My clutch is fully engaged as well when shifting. As I said, the original was very smooth up until it broke.
I don't know much about the anatomy of shifters, that's why I'm here.
I'm thinking about replacing the whole unit w/ a MGW, but if there's a cheaper fix, I'd like to hear it. Could it be a bad bushing?