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#4071884 - 07/25/20 02:21 PM Transmission Range Sensor Replacement Questions
05ric Offline
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I have a 2007 LTC

Im looking at the service manual for the trans range sensor replacement and it says to remove the selector cable. I dont understand why I have to do this if the trans range sensor is only held on by two bolts and the connector, is this step necessary?

Heres the diagrams
https://www.chiltonlibrary.com/content/images/Ford/S5A/S5A71041.pdf


Edited by 05ric (07/25/20 02:23 PM)

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#4071964 - 07/26/20 08:19 AM Re: Transmission Range Sensor Replacement Questions [Re: 05ric]
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Probably because it eliminates the column shifter and it's various locks. Makes it easier to locate the tranny-side shifter in the proper gear while under the car...neutral to align the sensor. I don't believe I've ever tightened the cable adjuster nut in anything other than neutral, though, so the shift from neutral to OD (D) is possibly to take out any potential cable slack.
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#4072000 - 07/26/20 12:30 PM Re: Transmission Range Sensor Replacement Questions [Re: 05ric]
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How are you going to replace the range sensor if you do not remove the shifter cable from it?
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#4072048 - 07/27/20 05:53 AM Re: Transmission Range Sensor Replacement Questions [Re: GM_Guy]
TheShadow Offline

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Originally Posted By GM_Guy
How are you going to replace the range sensor if you do not remove the shifter cable from it?

Don't forget, the range sensor just sits on the shaft end, and has no physical connection to the cable.

OP: Here's an acceptably decent video, although he doesn't mention that the sensor has slots for the mounting screws, to allow for rotation of the sensor for the actual alignment:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=rep...l&FORM=VIRE


Edited by TheShadow (07/27/20 05:56 AM)
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'95 P71, 5xx,xxx miles, Rebuilt tranny, 2.73. Lives as a cab, and will die as a cab. (Died-FrontEnder)
'96 P71, 640,xxx on original drivetrain. (Now parts car - T-bone & roll)(You should see the roof - A,B & C-pillars chopped on driver side)
New to list: '96 MGM (Nice! @ 35x,xxx), '97 CV P71, '98 CV P71, '00 CV P71, 01 P71 (2 of 'em) '03 CV P71 (Nice so far) (All Ford Zinc Yellow w/Black decals & trim) And the list is growing...........
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