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We've finally come up with a repair for the S-type gear selector that constantly snap the white plastic piece inside the shifter. We developed a metal replacement. No more broken shifters!!!!

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Ken, is it advisable to replace this part before the plastic one breaks? Can the vehicle still be driven when the plastic one breaks or do (we) call for a tow? Are the plastic ones prone to break on the lesser horsepower S's, when the the selector is not "shifted" like a NASCAR/Indy racer?

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Sorry to be so slow in answering this. No need to replace it until the plastic breaks, but once it does, you're screwed. The car will not shift gears. You are stuck. The plastic will break eventually. They all do. Most typical cause is it won't want to come out of park and folks force it. The shifter cable can also bind and folks try to force it and break the plastic piece.
 
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Rick,

I spoke with Ken about this issue today just out of curiosity since it pops up on the forum from time to time when various owners complain that their gear selector won't shift and their car is stuck in the driveway. Ken said that he sees this problem ONLY with 2003.5-and-older S-Types. He believes there was a re-design of the shifter mechanism starting with the 2004 model year. So our 2005 cars should be okay. I guess time will tell....
 
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Jon, I am glad you spoke with Ken to clarify my question(s). Thank you for posting your conversation with him. The "soap-opera" in the "S" discussion has had my attention for the past several weeks.
 
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hi
which year s type's have this problem ir all years ,
does this apply to 2002.5 str ?
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You have an STR so will have the 6 speed ZF box, so this fault will not apply.

I think all the older cars must be fixed now, I can't remember the last time someone said they were stuck on a hill.
 
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The selectors that fail are for the Ford 5R55N gearboxes.

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Originally Posted by Jon89 View Post
Rick,

I spoke with Ken about this issue today just out of curiosity since it pops up on the forum from time to time when various owners complain that their gear selector won't shift and their car is stuck in the driveway. Ken said that he sees this problem ONLY with 2003.5-and-older S-Types. He believes there was a re-design of the shifter mechanism starting with the 2004 model year. So our 2005 cars should be okay. I guess time will tell....


thanks @ norri
this comment above confused me a little , i gues its just type as 2003.5 instead of 2002.5

cheers
 
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You can replace the broken plastic part or find a salvaged part in the 'bone yard'
You might want to use the Revised Selector Lever Cable
You can also modify the gearbox.

bob gauff
 
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Originally Posted by motorcarman View Post
You can replace the broken plastic part or find a salvaged part in the 'bone yard'
You might want to use the Revised Selector Lever Cable
You can also modify the gearbox.

bob gauff
what do you mean by "you might want to usr the revised selector cable
 
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Welcome to the forum consultjude,
You might want to check out Bob's attachments, to do that you might want to post an intro in the new members section.
 
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Default 1992 Jaguar S-Type Shifter Repair Kit - All Metal

Hello everyone I am new to the world of Jaguar owners I just bought a 1992 jaguar xj6 sovereign got a great deal on it but I have a shifter problem with it it was stuck in revise but I got it into park and it starts I opened the shifter box and found it was cracked and the S type shifter was broken and I am having a hard time finding a replacement for it if anyone can help that would be great. Now I live in Ontario Canada if this means anything.

Thank you
 
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