See Figure 1
Because this vehicle utilizes a direct control mechanism between the shifter and transmission gears, no linkage adjustment is necessary or possible. In the event it becomes hard to engage the shifter, inspect the shifter arm and or the remote shift adaptor for any signs of bending.
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The M5OD transmission uses no linkage between the shifter and transmission. In this transmission, the shifter directly engages the selector forks. No linkage adjustment is necessary or possible. In the event the transmission becomes hard to engage, inspect the fluid level and or consult an authorized manual transmission mechanic.
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Because of the design of the Aerostar transmission, no shifter adjustment is necessary or possible. In the event the shifter becomes difficult to move, try applying grease to the shift ball. Proceed as follows;
- With the emergency brake fully engaged, place the vehicle in NEUTRAL with blocks behind all four wheels to prevent any vehicle movement.
- Remove the necessary interior panels or components around the shifter rod and floor carpet around the shifter seal. Remove the rubber shifter boot to access the shifter seal plate attached to the floor of the vehicle.
- Remove the bolts securing the shifter plate to the floor of the vehicle. Remove the plate to expose the top of the transmission and shifter.
- Remove the four retainer bolts securing the shift rod to the transmission assembly. Lift the plate and shift rod out.
- At the end of the shift rod is a small metal ball that moves the selector rods inside the transmission body. Apply a multi-purpose long life grease to the ball.
- Install the shift rod back into the transmission body and secure in place with the retainer bolts. Install any other parts removed earlier.
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The clutch switch, or 3-Function switch as it is called by Ford, is used to require the driver to depress the clutch pedal to the floor in order to start the vehicle. It also cuts off the speed control system when the clutch pedal is depressed. And finally, this switch provides a fuel control signal to the powertrain control module.
Because the clutch actuation system is hydraulically driven, and the clutch switch is an integral part of the clutch master cylinder, there is no clutch free-play, and no necessary clutch switch adjustment. If the hydraulic fluid level is properly maintained, the clutch system and switch should function correctly for many years.