MANUAL TRANSMISSION SHIFTER BOOT NOISE - BUILT BEFORE 12/6/2007
Publication Date: January 17, 2008
2005-2008 Mustang, Mustang
Some 2005-2008 Mustang vehicles equipped with a manual transmission (excluding GT500), and built before 12/6/2007, may exhibit a tick noise from the shifter boot in forward gears 1st, 3rd, and 5th.
The noise is caused by the boot material rubbing against itself. Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
Place paper/tissue/fingers in material crease to verify noise is coming from the shifter boot material. If noise is eliminated, then replace shifter boot with latest level service part. If noise is not eliminated, then TSB does not apply. Proceed with normal Workshop Manual (WSM) diagnostics.
Unscrew the shifter knob.
Un-snap the boot from the console and lift off. Do not use tools to pry off, this may scratch the console.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Shifter Boot w/ Satin Aluminum Trim
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.
2005-2008 Mustang With Manual Transmission: Replace Shifter Boot. Includes Time to Remove and Install Shifter Knob (Do not use with 7213A)