2006 Ford Focus Problem in the gear shifter

Tiny
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I have a 2006 ford focus at my garage. The problem is that the gear shifter doesn't change to manual. Whenever I move the shifter it stays at drive and the car stays at automatic transmission doesnt change to manual. Anyth like this happened with someone? Just want to check if the problem is electrical or mechanical thank you
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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 2:04 AM

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Tiny
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Are you trying to keep it in first, second.

This sounds like a shift linkage problem.

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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 3:23 PM
Tiny
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On the intrument cluster it remains 'D' it doesn't change to '1'
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Saturday, June 29th, 2013 AT 2:56 AM
Tiny
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Hook up the scan tool to it and see what the computer is showing in the range while putting in manual.

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Saturday, June 29th, 2013 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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I hooked up the scan tool it stays drive. And also there is no trouble codes
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 3:16 AM
Tiny
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I still think it has to do with the shift linkage. This would cause both of your problems, display and transmission range. There are also frequent problems with this on the 2006 year model. It either probably needs to be replaced or adjusted.

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 AT 2:06 PM
Tiny
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Soo u think it is a mechanical issue. The whole shifter must be replaced?
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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 AT 11:37 PM
Tiny
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It may just be the shift linkage, you wouldn't have to replace the whole shifting assembly for just this problem.
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Monday, July 8th, 2013 AT 11:48 AM
Tiny
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The problem is solved it just turned out that this part was damaged. Thanks alot for the responses
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Monday, July 8th, 2013 AT 11:38 PM
Tiny
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Sounds good, your welcome.

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 AT 12:55 AM

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