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WTB 4WD shifter for 95 ford f250

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by Andy's Beast, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Andy's Beast

    Andy's Beast Member
    Messages: 31

    My shifter for my 95 ford f250 was broken off when I bought the truck last year. Shifting into 4wd by crawling under the truck sucks! From my understanding, the part is a Borg Warner 1356. I called Ford and they want way too much for one and I have not had any luck finding one online or at a boneyard.
  2. fordboy

    fordboy Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    I need one also there is some on ebay, how much was it from ford?
  3. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i need one too. i think they are about 400 from ford.
  4. fordboy

    fordboy Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    obviously a common problem
  5. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    its a very common thing. most people don't move the shifter during the non-winter months and it seizes at the bolt it pivots on. then when you try to force it on a cold day it cracks. be sure to use a good grease on the pivot when reinstalling and shift it every now and then throughout the year.
  6. fordboy

    fordboy Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    shifting it wont be a problem as I use the 4wd weekly almost around the farm, I just bought the truck and it was this way, but I couldnt beat a 96 f350 powerstroke 191,000 for a grand.
  7. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    yep mine was broke in my f350 when I bought it. I brought it to a local welder and he took it all apart and greased it and put a grease fitting in it for $30. I would just have it welded if you can. Mine was much stronger.
  8. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Very common problem, and very expensive even from a junkyard. Try the following to try and find one:


    Mine broke last year, and it was $680 CDN. I lucked out and got one from Rancho-Ford Trucks, for less than a hundred:

  9. Andy's Beast

    Andy's Beast Member
    Messages: 31

    I am picking one up for 120 on ebay. Is it a simple swap out?
  10. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Simple swap out. Have to swing into the ford dealer and grab the connector that connects the shifter to the actual lever. I think its like 2-3 bucks