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Old 11-13-2018
Clueless Clueless is offline
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Default ZF TPS Lubrication

After 250,000 miles and 6000 plus engine hours, those cheap flimsy ZF throttle position sensor linkage arm ends wore out and the linkage fell off the ball. This isn't fun when driving and even less fun if you shift to neutral and try to shift back into gear.

I never knew the linkage arm ends had grease zerks. Some lubrication may have prevented this, so lube up those balls.

New ends are available from McMaster Carr with a part number of 4444T911.

Your arms need to bend backwards to get in there on an SP to change these.
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B.Nyhof B.Nyhof is online now
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I just noticed the other day that they have grease zerks. Mine look dry, but move freely. Is this the sensor that would cause a delay in shifting from reverse to drive? I have to wait about 30 seconds before I can shift. Going to nuetral in between gears of course. Thanks.
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I had the problem you were describing, Brian, but only going into reverse from neutral. George Morris sprayed a little contact cleaner/lubricant into the shift buttons - bingo. But if I take the hatch off I'll remember the zerks on the kickdown... thanks Dave...
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