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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 14, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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1994 lincoln town car transmission cable. Hit a stump

1994 lincoln Town Car
On way to house I stopped to check my irrigation water and I hit a 3" diameter stump that broke my shifter cable that attaches to my transmission. Also my car will not start. (Neutral safety switch?) The cable is not attached to the transmission anymore. The cable has a long slot on it and I found a plastic clip on the ground that I assume held the cable to the car. Did this just as the sun was going down tonight. I lifted the car up and it appears I bent the transmission shift lever also. Then it got dark outside. I can straighten that out in the morning. The transmission still shifts if I move the shift lever on the transmission by hand although I cannot start the car. It appears i might have damaged the neutral safety switch also. Not sure where that is located though. Was wondering what part (s) I might need. A complete cable or the clip? that attaches the cable to the transmission. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Wanted to see if I could get a heads up so I know what I might be up to in the morning. Thanxs again. David

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Re: 1994 lincoln town car transmission cable. Hit a stump

The safety switch may be part of the shifter linkage. Late model GM vehicles have the switch on the outside of the transmission case over the selector shaft. Ford may be similar.

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Re: 1994 lincoln town car transmission cable. Hit a stump

Not totally sure, but a 94 Lincoln should be a 4.6 engine with a 4r70w.

Some googling shows the neutral start switch is part of the manual lever position switch located on the trans where the manual lever enters the trans. That trans should have shift linkage or cable, and a throttle valve cable, iirc.

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Re: 1994 lincoln town car transmission cable. Hit a stump

Pop of the linkage and try it manually. If it is bent you will have to change it out.. Its not that hard.

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