Several days ago,i broke my shifter base when i replacing shifter cables.And yesterday i fixed it.So here i want to share the guide on how to fix shifter base for Ford Focus.
I’m pretty sure it was already cracked, but I didn’t feel like buying another plastic one or spending $150 for a short throw shifter, so I decided to fix my broken one. Here is what I did:
Bought a 4″ 11/16 electrical panel cover and some bolts at home depot
Cut off the little knobs under the shifter base.
Cut the panel to size.
Drilled holes in the base and then put the bolts through the metal plate and the shifter.
Then I added an extra support bracket made from the cut out materiel in the spot where the base started to fail and where I think it gets the most stress.(hard shifts from first to second)
After everything fit nicely dry I took it apart and added liberal amounts of JB weld.
Now I just need to let it dry overnight and then put it back it the car. We’ll see how it holds up but I think it will do pretty well.