Tip & How-To about 1999 Ford Crown Victoria

Loose automatic cloumn shifter.

On Many ford products. trucks and cars from around the mid 90's to present. the shift lever on an automatic transmission vehicle will become loose feeling. may not go into proper gear selected. If you lay on the floor and look under the dash. find where the shift cable connects to the shifter arm bracket which is mounted to the shift tube. if you grab it and it is loose ( you can wiggle it) there are 2 torx screws that need to be tightened. It is a very common problem and very easy to fix. I will usually remove the screws and use a thread locking compound (like Locktite) on the screws and reinstall them to stop it from happening again. I have done over 20 of them in the last few years. Sometimes one or both the screws can fall right out. if you have found a goldish colored Torx screw on your drivers side floor that is where they usually come from.

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