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Last Post 12 Feb 2007 06:59 AM by  dgnmr2
99 E350 van shift linkage problem
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dgnmr2
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11 Feb 2007 08:41 PM

    Out local autocross club has a 1999 E350 van to get our equipment to and from events. Recently the shifter stopped working. One of the other club members found the following this weekend.

    "I pulled the engine cover off inside the van and pushed the shift arm on the side of the tranny back to the 'P' position. Van fired up. :-) If you move the shift lever in the P->R->N->D->2->L direction the shift arm moves fine and the tranny engages the desired selection. Move the shift lever in the L->2->D->N->R->P direction...NOTHING! Ideas? It has one shift cable, the problem appears to be in the dash/column area..."

    Anyone have experience on what we need to fix without us tearing apart the entire column to see what we find?

    Thanks!

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    11 Feb 2007 09:27 PM

    Hey Doug,

    Our RV is a '94 E350 with the E4OD transmission. Yours may have the newer version of this tranny so this may not apply, but... On ours there's an electronic sensor mounted on the tranny at the actuating arm that the shift cable acts upon. This sensor senses the movement of the shift cable/arm and reports this back to the ECU, basically telling the ECU which gear you've selected. If your shift linkage is functioning correctly, then this sensor may be the culprit. Our's was pretty straightforward to replace when it failed a few years ago. It's accessed from under the van on the driver's side, about halfway back on the side of tranny.

    But hopefully Steve Hoelscher will see this and reply as he's the real expert on this kind of stuff...

    Jim Daniels

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    12 Feb 2007 06:59 AM
    Not sure exactly which transmission is in the van, although I can find out. The van is the extended version with V8 engine, if that info is useful.
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