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Old 12-16-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default shifter rattle at low rpm's on 2006 GT automatic

I've had this rattle going on for years at low rpm's and only when I am accelerating. I've pinpointed it to the shifter handle or below (holding the shifter makes it stop). I have an automatic, 2006. Is this fixable?
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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I haven't tried to fix it, but I have the same rattle lol. I'd be curious to see if anyone has a fix. It only bothers me in the winter when the windows are up.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:17 PM   #3
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I have the same problem with the rattle, but I also found that the OD button rattles as well. If you place some thin foam around the button, the rattling decreases quite a bit.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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Linkage cable between the shifter and the tranny is my guess. Tight squeeze and the cable is rattling around either at the ends or rubbing against something in the center bump.

Take the shifter out, wrap the cable in foam insulation or silicon wrap (like for wires) and see if that fixes it.

I had it on the e-brake linkage inside the car. On cold morning it would rattle unless I put gentle pressure on it to one side or the other. It was caused by a rattle where the cable met the handle.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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Linkage cable between the shifter and the tranny is my guess. Tight squeeze and the cable is rattling around either at the ends or rubbing against something in the center bump.

Take the shifter out, wrap the cable in foam insulation or silicon wrap (like for wires) and see if that fixes it.

I had it on the e-brake linkage inside the car. On cold morning it would rattle unless I put gentle pressure on it to one side or the other. It was caused by a rattle where the cable met the handle.


Are you talking about the "selector lever cable"?

http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=258&viewfil...%20Bracket.pdf
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Are you talking about the "selector lever cable"?

http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=258&viewfil...%20Bracket.pdf
Yes. My guess would be at point 1 or 2.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:26 PM   #7
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I fixed a similar problem on by 07 GT several years ago. There's a TSB (don't know the number, but it dates back to 05-06) that prescribes removal of the exhaust hangers located at the transmission mount cross member. These hangers are used during manufacturing assembly to hold the pipes in position for mating with the forward section, and serve no purpose after that. All you have to do is remove the hanger caps thst contain the rubber insulators. I cut through them with a hacksaw to facilitate removal. The insulators aren't very sturdy and allow the pipe that they support to contact surrounding metal and translate vibraion to the shifter mechanism.

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I have the same problem with the rattle, but I also found that the OD button rattles as well. If you place some thin foam around the button, the rattling decreases quite a bit.
yes I believe this was the main source of my rattle. thanks
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