Can anyone tell me how to perhaps fixed a stretched cable until I can afford to put a new one in it? Do I have to make adjustments at both ends? I've attempted to take the steering column apart before, but it got very complicated. Also, is there an easy way to disable the air-bag (steering wheel mounted) while I work on the cable? Please help. Steven
I would suggest replacing the range switch, first of all, as well as the shifter cable if you think it is suspect, and perhaps the steering column and instrument cluster as well. It sound like you have multiple issues both at the transmission and in the column.
There are a couple of reasons why a 1993 Mercury Villager is hard to shift. One reason could be a gear shift cable. Another reason could be low transmission fluid.
Front of the transmission, the thing the shift cable attaches to.
Shift solenoids are inside the transmission.
I need to repair the gear shift cable in side a 2000 toyota corolla. How do you get in side the gear shift box to repair the cable end?
Shift solenoids are inside the transmission, and require disassembly of the transmission to replace.
Usually, the complete cable must be replaced.
The throttle cable and shift cable on a 1984 40 HP Mercury outboard engine is installed by raising the access panel and locating the appropriate connectors. Each cable is then attached to the engine to control its speed and gearing.
purchase a replacement cable and install it. its not reccomended to repair a broken cable
I'm not sure what "shift kit" you're referring to. If you mean the type used in performance applications to firm up shifting I'm not aware of such a thing even being made for the Villager.
You must remove the instrument cluster to do so.
The instrument cluster must be removed to replace the light bulbs on it.
In my experience , my villager would not shift from park to anything. Found a T20 or T25 torx screw under dash by steering column to be really loose on shifter linkage. Works great now!
If you're talking about the sensor for internal temperature it's in the dashboard next to where the shift lever is.
If it's in limp-in mode you need to take it to a transmission shop and have it diagnosed.
Most likely, the bushings on the shift lever have become worn and need to be replaced. If your Villager is equipped with air bags, this job is best left to a professional. There are components which must be removed in the steering wheel which could (if not properly disabled) deploy the air bag and do serious injury.
i need photo of how to repair cable
It is possible (though very rare) for water to get into the cable that runs from the shifter to the transmission, then overnight the water freezes and the cable can't move. If the car will shift out of park once the weather is above freezing then a frozen cable is a possible culprit.
The shift cable usually doesn't break. The bushings on the shifter inside the cabin have been known to break, or the clips that hold the cable to the tranny fall off allowing the cable to come off the tranny. I would check these points first before replacing the cable.
go to a reputable repair facility unles you have indebth knowledge.
Part number F6xy-7a110-B obsolete from dealer! 97 villager
There are 2 excellent write-ups on the procedures for replacing the shifter cable, one for floor shift and column shift each, at the Taurus Car Club site. See Related links below for more information.
Shift cable? or bar.
Not at this time. Replacing the battery and cables made mine shift more crisply. (battery voltage is critical for the computer to function properly)
I don't know about 2.4 but my v6 has a cable connecting the ignition key cylinder and shift stick. At some point I just had to replace the cable. There is no way to can repair the cable itself.