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2000 F250 SD & broken column auto-trans shifter

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by somm, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. somm

    somm Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    Anyone else have this problem?

    We just crossed 32K miles on the 2000 F250SD 7.3LPSD plow truck, that gets lightly used hauling braked-open-trailer during spring and summer.
    Great engine, great auto-transmission (we full-stop, prior any reverse).
    It's already had its $500, 30K mile,Trasmission flush, fill, and filter change too.

    Its in the shop now being repaired (way out of any warranty) for a part(cotter pin??) to link within the "column tube" to the tune of $300, because we just broke the auto-trans, column-shifter lever off the column (limp, it barely got into reverse). We did the same thing to a '98 Econoline Van a year ago. We asked the dealer parts dept if there was any "Super Duty" shifter lever & assembly, because the one on our F250 SD looks the same as what's on Econoline vans or F150's - parts dept says its identical for any Ford Truck.

    Planned obsolescence, or 229lbs of sheer midwestern muscle?
    What say you, friends?
  2. wls

    wls Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I just replaced mine in a 93 f-150
  3. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    same thing happened to my old 94 f150. went to the dealer and bought the part, I think it was around $100, and replaced it myself.
  4. somm

    somm Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    Ford part# (4) F57A-7215-AA "Gearshift Lever Pin", is an aluminum-alloy tube. It's 50% thinner-walled than a 21" mower deck, and a ninth thickness of the alloy stock XLT pickup truck wheels. The sunny beach cracked in two in the upper third!!!

    Planned Obsolescence !!!