F150 Shift Cable Popped Off of Transmission
Just wanted to post how I solved my shift cable problem WITHOUT buying a new cable. The plastic keeper insert at the transmission end of the cable dried up and broke apart, thus cable fell off the automatic transmission shift arm. Called local dealer, new cable is about $60. Visited a mechanic friend of mine and he had some white plastic snap bushings for some older ford transmissions, gave me various sizes to try out. One fit perfectly! Was like a 3 minute repair. Just had to slide under the truck and squeeze it into place. These apparently are sold in an assortment kit. Kinda pisses me off that the ford dealer would not give this same advice. Was not so upset about the cost of the shift cable as the amount of my time that it would have taken (i.e stolen). Fortunately for me I broke down backing out of my drive and was able to push it back into the driveway, so no expense there. So, keep asking questions at the dealer, this is a very simple fix.