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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-05-2011 Thread Starter
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2004 Mustang shift lever wont work.

So I just got in my mustang today, and when I went to put the car into drive I heard a small snap sound and my gear shift lever wont shift into any gears. The lever can move to each gear but there is no resistance that that is usually there to show that it is going into gear. The shifter just glides back and forth.

Right now the car is just stuck in park. Any ideas?

btw the mustang only has 20,000 miles on it and it was never in a crash

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-05-2011
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It could be a broken shift cable you should look under and check.

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Uhhh I am a bit of a newbie when it comes to this, is it pretty easy to see if I just check under?
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It will be the only cable going to the trans. If you are under there good you can probably even see the underside of the shifter.

Way back I had a V6 tbird and those had a plastic bushing that retained the cable on the trans and mine busted randomly. Not sure if the mustang has the same thing.

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If it's an automatic, there is a little plastic piece that breaks where the notches under the shifter cover are. I can't remember exactly how I got around it but it wasn't hard. It seems like it had something to do with the neutral safety and the brake lockout. My brain has been useless today, if I can remember the details, I'll repost.
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