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05-09 Mustang Hurst Shifter Install

Posted 4/22/2013 by Jeff Jimenez

Watch our 05-09 Mustang shifter install using a Hurst Billet Plus Short Throw Shifter. Help your S197 Mustang shift better and add some styling with this Hurst shifter!

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Is your stock S197 Mustang shifter causing missed gears at the drag strip? Maybe it feels too sloppy even during normal driving. No worries! LatemodelRestoration.com has a complete line of Mustang short throw shifters for 2005-2009 Mustangs. These include: Hurst, Ford Racing, Steeda, Barton Industries and many more. Follow along in the video as Jmac shows you how to install a new performance shifter in your Pony! If written instructions are more of your thing, read away below.

S197 Mustang Stock Shifter Removal:

  1. Unscrew the stock shift knob
  2. Pull up on the shift boot and pop it out of place
  3. Pull out the lower rubber dust boot from the floor pan
  4. Lift the Mustang and support it with jack stands
  5. Remove the 13mm hex nut that holds the linkage rod to the shifter. Save the nut for later!
  6. Remove the forward 10mm bolt that attaches the stock assembly to the side of the transmission
  7. Unscrew the two 10mm hex nuts that support the rear of the shifter
  8. Remove the rear bracket from the rubber isolator. You will reuse this.
  9. Lower the shift assembly down and work it back through the hole in the transmission tunnel.
  10. Remove the shifter from the inside of your Stang

S197 Aftermarket Shifter Install:

  1. Remove the metal sleeves from the stock assembly and transfer them to the new shifter
  2. Remove the two plastic bushings from the bottom of the handle head and transfer them to the new shift assembly
  3. Lower the shifter down into position from inside your Stang.
  4. Once aligned, loosely tighten the front bolt that holds the whole assembly to the transmission case.
  5. Install and completely tighten the two rear 10mm support nuts
  6. Install your linkage rod, retaining nut and completely torque them down
  7. Now you can torque down the forward bolt
  8. Climb back inside your Stang and it is time to adjust the shift stops
  9. Put your shift lever into 4th gear and tighten the stop until it touches the shift lever
  10. Back off the stop slightly and take 3/16 allen head wrench and a 14mm wrench to lock the stop into place.
  11. Repeat this process on 3rd gear and you are done adjusting your shift stops.
  12. Take the neoprene insulator pads that Hurst supplies and install your chrome shift handle to the lower shift lever. Use the two supplied 7/32 allen head bolts.
  13. You can now reinstall the lower shift boot into the floor pan
  14. Next take the rubber handle boot grommet and install it over the handle
  15. You can now install the outer shift boot over the handle
  16. Take the jam nut and screw it all the way down on the shift handle
  17. Screw the shift knob all the way down and then back it off to where the shift pattern is where you like it

There you go. Your Hurst Billet Plus Shifter is now installed. You will have less shifter slop, short shift throws and you will give your Pony some retro styling with classic Hurst chrome shift handle and white shift knob!

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05-09 Mustang Hurst Shifter Install Tech Info

LatemodelRestoration.com carries short throw shifters for the following year model Ford Mustang - 2005 (05) - 2006 (06) - 2007 (07) - 2008 (08) - 2009 (09). These cover the following models - V6, GT, Bullitt, Shelby GT500 Mustangs!