Used Ford Transit Gear Stick

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About Gear Stick

The Transit Ford gear stick is a metal lever that attaches to the gearbox in a manual vehicle. It is usually located between the front passenger and driver seat and is on the left hand side of the driver in a UK standard vehicle and is used by the driver to change gears whilst driving. Some vehicles, particularly those in the United States, have gear sticks that are attached to the steering column. 

To operate the Transit Ford gear stick, the driver should depress the clutch pedal. This disengages the engine and enables the vehicle to change gears. 

On top of the Transit Ford gear stick is a gear knob, which has a diagram of the positions of the gears on the top of it for the driver’s convenience. For the driver to change gears he/she has to move the Transit Ford gear stick in the relevant directions shown by the diagram. They will feel the gear engaging when the Transit Ford gear stick pushes in to place.

Some 4 x 4s use a second Transit Ford gear stick which engages another gearbox for off-road terrain.

Problems with the Transit Ford gear stick may result in an inability to change gears.

Ford Transit trivia

  • The Ford Transit has been spotted in more films than it’s possible to list, but the van played a major part in the Michael Caine film The Fourth Protocol. The van used in the film is the Transit 1.6 MkII.
  • The Ford Transit has long been the vehicle of choice for the emergency services. The police, fire services, ambulances, and breakdown vans have all used the Ford Transit thanks to its reliability, durability, and size.
  • The Ford Transit XXL is a one-off version of the classic van that is designed to offer the limousine experience. Its 7.4-metres long, has seven Captain’s chairs (leather-trimmed of course), and a personal entertainment screen for every passenger.
  • London’s Regent Park Zoo once transported two baby elephants in the back of a Ford Transit.
  • At the high-speed Monza racetrack in 1972, two Ford Transits were driven flat out at top speeds for a week. The durability showcase ended up breaking three world endurance records!