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I have a 1997 Motorhome built on a f53 ford chasse. the

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I have a 1997 Motorhome built on a f53 ford chasse. the shift indicator cable is broken. I have tried to order a new one but the cable is to short. the one out of my motorhome has a cable tube length of about 16 inches.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?

It is not the trans. that is the problem it is the shift indicator.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

F53

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Ford?

1997

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, I have removed the broken shift indicator and tried to order a new one but the cable is to short.

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Just to make sure I understand this cable is the thin flexible wire from the shifter handle per say to the instrument cluster to show which gear you are in, correct?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
correct.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
the plastic cable tube is also broken.
RV Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), RV Mechanic replied 5 months ago

This is going to be SUPER hard to find on a 20 year old vehicle. You may end up having to make a new one homemade.

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RV Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), RV Mechanic replied 5 months ago

Yes, after looking over 4 Ford parts suppliers it is discontinued. Are you up for a DIY repair?

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RV Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), RV Mechanic replied 5 months ago

Hello Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
It is the hard plastic tube that runs from the gear indicator to the transmission shifter. and the thin flexible wire.
RV Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), RV Mechanic replied 5 months ago

I know exactly what the part is. It is no longer available for purchase, though I can assist you maybe build one.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
What do I do to repair the Plastic tube? I think I can make a new wire from 50# ***** fishing line.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
The tube is broke where the adjustment wheel is at.
RV Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), RV Mechanic replied 5 months ago

Can you send me a picture since the part being discontinued does not even allow me to see a picture. I can see the Ford truck one but it is different than yours.

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