To replace the shift lever of a Ford pickup, detach the boot of the lever, and remove the shift lever. Then, position and secure the new shift lever in place. Finally, reassemble the lever boot.
When changing the shift lever of a Ford pickup, begin by turning off the vehicle's engine and removing the keys from the ignition, as a precautionary measure.
To detach the boot of the shift lever, undo the four retainer screws that hold it in place using a Phillips screwdriver. Keep the screws in a safe place. Gently tug the boot off its position. To remove the shift lever, undo the bolt and nut that secure it using a socket wrench. Set the bolt and nut safely aside. Apply gentle force to pull the lever off its position.
Now, replace the old lever with a new one, and secure it using the bolt and nut. Finally, replace the boot of the lever by screwing back the retainer screws.
A new shift lever for the Ford pickup can be bought from a Ford dealership in the locality, from a store that sells automotive parts, or from an online store. Replacing the shift lever normally takes approximately 15 minutes and requires the use of simple tools.