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07-1-8 Trans Shifter Binding

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07-1-8 Trans Shifter Binding

Post by RStabb » Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:15 am

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07-1-8 TRANSMISSION SHIFTER BINDING / HIGH EFFORT - BEZEL REPLACEMENT

Publication Date: January 5, 2007

FORD: 2005-2007 Five Hundred, Freestyle
MERCURY: 2005-2007 Montego


ISSUE:
Some 2005-2007 Freestyle, Five Hundred, and Montego vehicles may exhibit intermittent binding or abnormal high efforts to move the shifter. This may be due to binding, bunching or other restrictions of the shifter slider.

ACTION:
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

NOTE: DO NOT REPLACE THE COMPLETE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY FOR BINDING OR ABNORMAL HIGH EFFORTS.



NOTE: PROPERLY DIAGNOSE AND REPLACE ONLY THE BEZEL ASSEMBLY FOR BINDING OR ABNORMAL HIGH LEVER EFFORTS. IF CONDITION IS NOT BEING CAUSED BY BEZEL, PROCEED WITH NORMAL DIAGNOSIS.



Verify that the binding or abnormally high shift lever efforts exist. (Figure 1)


Figure 1 - Article 07-1-8


Follow Workshop Manual, Section 307-05 Selector Lever Bezel, remove and replace only the bezel.

PART NUMBER PART NAME
6G1Z-7D443-A Aisin Transmission Bezel
6F9Z-7D443-A CVT Transmission Bezel


WARRANTY STATUS:
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
070108A 2005-2007 Freestyle, Five Hundred, Montego: Replace The Selector Lever Bezel (Do Not Use With 7110AA, 7110B, 7191A5) 0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING
BASIC PART NO. CONDITION CODE
7D443 41

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NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by "do-it-yourselfers". Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article. The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates. The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company's on-line technical resources.

Copyright © 2007 Ford Motor Company


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