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A star bolt fell out from under the dash of my automatic ford f-150 & now the gear shift indicater is out of sync. can't get it into park & having trouble finding other gears & neutral

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It may go on the end of the shifter shaft the best advise I can give is to lay under dash and have someone move the shifter and you should see something move that is missing the bolt becaus it pivots

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I've got the same truck. I had the shift lever malfunction as well.
Look on the floor in the driver's area for a small bolt... don't throw it out.
What happened on mine was a gear shift linkage connection under the dash (to flanges attached with 2 small bolts) came loose and one of the bolts fell out.
Best way to check if this is your problem: if you take the fuse panel access cover off (driver's side lower dash by the door) , then while looking up at the underside of the column, wiggle the shift lever. You'll see the flange and bolts just off the the right of the column.
If this is the problem and you can find the bolt, reinstall and tighten both bolts.
Let me know if this isn't what wrong and we'll help further.
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It may go on the end of the shifter shaft the best advise I can give is to lay under dash and have someone move the shifter and you should see something move that is missing the bolt becaus it pivots

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if you mean it will not come out of park then see if your brakes light light up when you step on the pedal if not check the brake light switch under the dash on top of the brake pedal.

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Ok ready to stand on your head under the dash?
It's doable... there is a flange connected to the gearshift lever under the steering column. If you remove the lower dash cover where the fuses are, you should be able to see it when you move the gear shift lever... look around on the floor of the truck to see if you dropped a star-headed bolt or two... these bolts worked loose on my superduty and made shifting very difficult..it was an easy fix... let me know how you do on it.

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