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Old 06-19-2022, 03:17 PM   #1
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Need a Transmission Cable

I have a 2001 Newmar DutchStar, with a Ford Triton V 10 gas powered engine. Unfortunately, the transmission cable broke. The unit is at a repair facility and we have found that the needed part was discontinued in 2008. We ordered a replacement part that would normally work with a Ford truck or van, however where the transmission is placed, makes the cable 12-15 too short.

Our current plan of action is:
1. See if we can locate the correct cable.
2. Have a custom cable made
3. Move the gear selector to a location closer to the transmission, so that a replacement cable might reach.

Any additional suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-19-2022, 05:17 PM   #2
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Yeah, it's been a problem that's been discussed before on this and other RV forums. The sheathing on the cable is evidently routed too close to the exhaust manifold on some of the F3 chassis.

Read through these three threads and it will give you an idea of what causes the failure and some solutions:

04 Damon Shift cable (some interesting photos with post #5)

Transmission cable failure

Help gear shifter cable f53

This sounds like the most promising solution so far from the last post in the first thread by tiffy2000 (maybe PM him to find out more?) as it pertains to fabricating a cable ...GO HERE


Hopefully, others will chime in and maybe have some more up-to-date information as to solutions.
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