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Old 04-28-2011, 01:00 PM
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Default Gear Selecter needle not right

Ok Ive got a ranger that the gear selecter needle ist quite right. When its in drive or the letter D it more towards the right side of D. Is there an easy way to get this more centered... Its just that Im picky is all..
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:32 PM
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Default Re: Gear Selecter needle not right

Yea... That happened to mine cuz I would rest my right hand on the shifter!
EASY FIX... cut and resplice gear selector cable
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:39 PM
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Default Re: Gear Selecter needle not right

don't do that^

there is a small gear inline with the cable that goes from the shifter to the indicator, turning it will change where the needle sits. I can get pictures for ya later if you want, its tricky to find.
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:51 PM
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Default Re: Gear Selecter needle not right

Or.... pull the cluster apart, swap to a manual plate in place of the selector, and voila, no more selector to go off track.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:00 PM
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Default Re: Gear Selecter needle not right

Any help will be APRRECIATED. ill try to post a pic of were its sits...


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Or.... pull the cluster apart, swap to a manual plate in place of the selector, and voila, no more selector to go off track.
No I want to see what gear Im in lol But thanks for that tid bit
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:33 PM
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No I want to see what gear Im in lol But thanks for that tid bit
lol, I figured as such. Just wanted to throw it out there for future reference. I fought the gear selector in my F100 forever. 31 year old brittle plastic just cracks in a new spot each day. No tension on cable = no selector movement. So in went the manual plate.

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Old 04-28-2011, 03:01 PM
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Default Re: Gear Selecter needle not right

Take the bottom panels below the steering wheel, follow the shift cable down under the steering column. You will see its connected to a white box which is mounted underneath the steering column. On that white box there isa a dial, that dial adjusts then needle to where it has to be. You dont have to unscrew the white box, just turn the dial til the needle sets at the appropriate mark.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:41 PM
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OK that was easy fixins... Had to remove the steel plate but i found it... Thanks for the help all
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