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Old 08-11-2010, 08:13 PM
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Zf5 mushy shifting

Seems like my shifter went from tight and precise to loose, sloppy, and mushy overnight.

Noy sure why. I checked to see if the shifter housing is loose and it's nice and tight.

Anyone have any insight?

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Old 08-12-2010, 12:53 AM
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Re: Zf5 mushy shifting

The only thing I can think of is the little white rectangular bushings under the top cover of the shifter. Here are part numbers for the bushings if that's the problem:

Shifter Bushings, ZF 5-Speed
ZF Part #: 1307 306 154
Ford Part #: E7TZ-7C371-A

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Old 08-12-2010, 01:29 AM
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Re: Zf5 mushy shifting

i guess more investigating this weekend....

i just don't understand how this happens overnight...literally.

either way...something isn't right. even looking at a replacement trans already...mines already making all kinds of grumbling noises...

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Re: Zf5 mushy shifting

If every gear is being mushy all of the sudden it's in the shift lever housing. Pull it and check the detent.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:37 PM
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Re: Zf5 mushy shifting

will check that...yup...all gears are loosy goosy...so much so that sometimes, i have a hard time finding 3rd from second.

getting worse and worse...just need to make through sunday...then i can pull it apart.

thanks for the tips.

also, what am i looking for when checking the "detent"? is it pin?

bj
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:10 PM
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Re: Zf5 mushy shifting

It's in the shifter housing...If you take off the top cover of the trans you issue is in that...You're shifter pivot and detent are on that.
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:03 PM
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Re: Zf5 mushy shifting

ok. hopefully there's something obvious in there... :-).

when i took it off to change the clutch, there didn't seem to be much to it all.

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Old 08-14-2010, 07:47 PM
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Re: Zf5 mushy shifting

Midnight Mods: MidWest Trans Short Throw Shifter Kit Install for ZF5

My article will give you an idea of the different parts in the shift tower.
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