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Old 04-13-2015, 08:11 PM
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So, by buddy Steve calls me the other day and says he can't move the van.. He started it moved it forwards, put it in park and shut it off.. Now it won't start and it doesn't feel like the shifter isn't doing anything..

I said sounds like a stuck shifter linkage ( the van sits months at a time).

So I pile my miserable self into the car and drive over there.. 8 minutes with traffic.. And I pull (Did I mention Steve is a hard worker but has almost no mechanical /automotive in depth knowledge) the engine shroud off and look inside to find the part that holds the cable is completely hanging loose..

Turns out they used carbon steel bolts in an alumium that must have high magnesium in it.. The corrosion expanded around the bolts and completely exploded the housing bolt bosses for the shifter cable bracket..

So I told Steve there is no guarantee this won't fry the transmission since I'll be welding almost directly on the gear case itself.. He said go for it..


First thing first I take the grinder and clean off all the schmugg that has formed (schmugg is corrosion to the extreme).. I then go to Lucky and drill and tap what I am guessing is the right length spacers out of alum to act as the replacements once welded in..



I then try to feed the alum mig wire thru to the 20ft push pull gun and it keeps gettting jammed in the lining.. I take the lining out and no pinches or anything.. I"m like what the.. Then I notice there is some fines at the end of the liner.. I take the blow gun once the liner is out and blow it out..

I then reinstall it and the same thing but this time I persevere and it pushes out a bunch of crap.. I didn't swap liners last time I ran steel wire.. It must have has some rust on it.. Fer..


So it was a super tight area in less than ideal conditions and I welded the crap out of it.. It's not pretty but it will work..

Between the shifter fix and replacing the rear axle brake line it was 5 hrs out of my life.. But it was helping a friend and I still owed him 100.00 in labor for the plow I put on the 2001 F350..
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:44 PM
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good job on the repair, around here they would not even think of welding it.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:19 PM
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Another job well done you are a problem solver!!!
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A barter deal. My favorite kind.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:24 PM
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another fine repair. keep up the good work, i know i would have had problems with too much gravity on my welds, lol.

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Yup, finesse at its finest.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:57 AM
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good job on the repair, around here they would not even think of welding it.
Around here it would have been the same deal.. Just a good bubble gum fix.. I even whacked it with a hammer a few times..

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Another job well done you are a problem solver!!!
Hopefully.. it will last..

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I love barter too..

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another fine repair. keep up the good work, i know i would have had problems with too much gravity on my welds, lol.

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Yup, finesse at its finest.
Your to kind.. It left the shop looking like that and I'll denigh it if anybody asks...... WEll thats only if it breaks at the weld..
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Nice job, Jenn. Yes barter good!! And I like your use of proper technical terminology!!!
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:12 PM
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Your to kind.. It left the shop looking like that and I'll denigh it if anybody asks...... Well thats only if it breaks at the weld..
Ah, but function is job one. I don't care if it doesn't look pretty, as long as it works.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:16 PM
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Nice work, I'm sure he appreciates the help.
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