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Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly

Part No. 905-100 Warranty Details  

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Save time and money with our Auto Trans Shift Tube. It eliminates the need to replace the entire steering column. Plus, the Shift Tube comes with everything needed for a complete repair.

Product Features:
  • An economic alternative to costly repairs: replace the part—instead of the assembly
  • Includes Shift Tube, intermediate shift linkage, and bushings
  • Replacement unsticks shifter to restore drivability
  • Manufacturing materials include durable, corrosion-resistant cast aluminum
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Bushings Included:Yes
Grade:Standard Replacement
Material:Metal
Weight:1.1

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Dorman - OE SolutionsSteering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (10)
  • Provides smooth shifting (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (10)
  • Everyday driving (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (5), Truck enthusiast (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Install is some work, durability TBD

Installation requires removing pressed in pins and pressing them into the new assembly. I used an arbor press, although you may have success with a drift and hammer. I didn't break the casting,...Read complete review

Installation requires removing pressed in pins and pressing them into the new assembly. I used an arbor press, although you may have success with a drift and hammer. I didn't break the casting, but I'd recommend being careful.

I'm a little concerned that the plunger portion looks like pot metal, when the original steel plunger broke, but it is working, and it's Dorman, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. The original did go 250,000 miles before it broke, and the original plunger may have only broken because the original outer sleeve broke first. Now that I know how Ford designed this thing, I'll be a little gentler with the shifter.

You don't need to remove the column to install this in an F-350, just lower it, but it is still a bit of a project.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Keeper pins DO NOT FIT

before buying this shift tube, first inspect the old one to make sure it's not just a screw loose, if the two screws in the end are tight then take it apart and clean...Read complete review

before buying this shift tube, first inspect the old one to make sure it's not just a screw loose, if the two screws in the end are tight then take it apart and clean it make sure it's wore out before you spend money you don't need to spend. Chances are that one of the screws on the end of the shaft where the sift cable is attached is loose and the bushings, don't forget plenty of grease when you put it back together. If you do need this then you will have to drill out the holes for the pins, it doesn't come with hardware and the old ones are too big.

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5.0

perfect replacement part and great price

By 

from deltona florida

About Me Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight
  • Provides Smooth Shifting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly:

    Easy to install

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    5.0

    Loose shift fix

    By 

    from Winter Springs,FL

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Provides Smooth Shifting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly:

      Product is built to oem spec

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      2.0

      Keeper pins DO NOT FIT

      By 

      from Valrico. FL

      About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • No Hardware

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly:

      before buying this shift tube, first inspect the old one to make sure it's not just a screw loose, if the two screws in the end are tight then take it apart and clean it make sure it's wore out before you spend money you don't need to spend. Chances are that one of the screws on the end of the shaft where the sift cable is attached is loose and the bushings, don't forget plenty of grease when you put it back together. If you do need this then you will have to drill out the holes for the pins, it doesn't come with hardware and the old ones are too big.

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      5.0

      Perfect replacement part!!

      By 

      from Watford City, ND

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Exact Match To Oem
      • Lightweight
      • Provides Smooth Shifting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly:

        This part is a perfect replacement for my old 93' F-150.
        Mine had broken suddenly, so I ordered this one in, and it came within 4 days. It installed and works perfectly!
        Could've given 6 starts if directions had been included, but no big deal as there were plenty of instructions online.

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        5.0

        GREAT!!!!

        By 

        from Hagerstown MD

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight
        • Provides Smooth Shifting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly:

          Great product..Easy to install

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          4.0

          Install is some work, durability TBD

          By 

          from Harvard Il

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • It Is Dorman
          • It Works
          • Price Was Right
          • Provides Smooth Shifting

          Cons

          • Installation Not Easy

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly:

          Installation requires removing pressed in pins and pressing them into the new assembly. I used an arbor press, although you may have success with a drift and hammer. I didn't break the casting, but I'd recommend being careful.

          I'm a little concerned that the plunger portion looks like pot metal, when the original steel plunger broke, but it is working, and it's Dorman, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. The original did go 250,000 miles before it broke, and the original plunger may have only broken because the original outer sleeve broke first. Now that I know how Ford designed this thing, I'll be a little gentler with the shifter.

          You don't need to remove the column to install this in an F-350, just lower it, but it is still a bit of a project.

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          5.0

          Fit as OEM

          By 

          from Pine Bush, NY

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight
          • Provides Smooth Shifting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Performance Driving
            • Racing
            • Replacement
            • Restoration

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly:

            Fit at OEM and easy to install in about an hour.

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            5.0

            shifter is perfect after I updated

            By 

            from los angeles

            About Me Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Provides Smooth Shifting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Replacement
              • Restoration

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly:

              Takes the slop out of the shifter and makes it perform 'as new'

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              3.0

              looks like original

              By 

              from Pittsburgh...with an "H"

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly:

                fit well

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                4.0

                The

                By 

                from Jersey City NJ

                About Me Casual Driver

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight
                • Provides Smooth Shifting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly:

                  Another parts store said I would have to go to the dealer for this part. I was pleasantly surprised that Advance Auto Parts had it in stock. It was an exact fit.

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                  • Q:

                    How do I buy, and what do you call the hold down clamps for the shifter tube?
                    Asked on 1/31/2015 by Tim from Gainesville, Florida

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                      A:

                      Happy to help you Tim! This Part may be available at your local store or you can order it online and have it shipped to your home. The hold down clamp will be called Transmission Shifter Tube Lock Mechanism.

                      Answered on 2/1/2015 by Panda from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this work with a tilt wheel and steering wheel mounted speed control on 97 Ford F-150 XLT ext cab 5.4 L engine, E4OD transmission (is column shift)
                    Asked on 4/4/2013 by bugler3rdmd

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly (Part No. 905-100) is an exact fit for your 1997 Ford F-150 5.4 L Engine. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 4/5/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                  • Q:

                    If this is worn, can it effect transmission shifting, resulting in rough shifting or trans. shutter, pausing before engaging when initially put in gear, and possible transmission slipping due to not being fully in gear?? Vehicle is a 1997 Ford F-150 5.4L V-8 4X4 w/E40D trans.
                    Asked on 12/27/2012 by wjd from Clearville, PA

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, with reference to this Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly - part# 905-100, a broken or worn shift tube may cause transmission problems on your Ford F-150. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance, you may also visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 12/28/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    will this fit a tilt column 97 f150 w 4.6l engine?
                    Asked on 9/30/2012 by jamey from rittman ohio

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                      A:

                      This Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Shift Tube and Plunger Assembly (Part No. 905-100) is an exact fit for your 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup 4.6L. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 10/1/2012 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    You reference the repair manual, which makes sense. I canot find a manual for a 1997 Ford F-350. Do you know where I can find one??
                    Asked on 1/21/2012 by dmck from Wilson, NC

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      If you could please visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives will gladly assist you on getting a repair manual for you 1997 Ford F-350.

                      Answered on 1/21/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    is this what the shift lever connects to and moves the shift linkage on a 1994 ford f 150? if so what else is needed to complete the job?
                    Asked on 12/20/2011 by chris from lumberton, texas

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, this Dorman - OE Solutions Steering Column Tube is what the shift lever connects to and moves the shift linkage on your 1994 ford f 150. This is a complete kit needed for the whole job.

                      Answered on 12/21/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Is this what I call a shifter tube inside the column?
                    Asked on 9/7/2011 by Anonymous from va

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                      A:

                      Yes, this is located inside the column.

                      Answered on 9/8/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                  • Q:

                    pual do u know anything about auto repair ? or maybe your a book pusher !! So is this Advance auto books ?
                    Asked on 12/13/2010 by smitty from KY

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      It is very hard to give step by step instruction on how to do a repair over the internet. Repair manuals such as Haynes, Chilton, etc., give you step by step instructions and usually also give you pictures for reference.

                      Answered on 12/14/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                  • Q:

                    WHAT IS THE CABLE TO GO WITH THIS TO THE TRANSMISSION. BECAUSE I HAVE LOOKED EVERYWHERE AND I CAN NOT FIND IT
                    Asked on 9/6/2010 by KEN from VA

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle in question.

                      Answered on 9/6/2010 by Mike from AAP
                  • Q:

                    how do you install this product?
                    Asked on 6/16/2010 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      For step by step instructions i recommend that you go to your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and purchase a repair manual.

                      Answered on 6/16/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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