How to Fix Shifter Base for Ford Focus

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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.

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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.

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Cut the panel to size.

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Drilled holes in the base and then put the bolts through the metal plate and the shifter.

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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)

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After everything fit nicely dry I took it apart and added liberal amounts of JB weld.

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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.

 

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