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Shift lever is loose and won't shift

1992 Ford F150, 5.7l, I was going to back out of my drive way and when I pulled the shift lever it gave way and made a loud noise. Shift lever now moves up and down and side to side and it will shift into neutral, D,2 but will not go into Park or reverse and I am pretty certain 1st. I checked the park cable from the transmission and everything is still attached so the problem appears to be in the steering column. Does anyone know what could come loose under there and if it is something I could repair myself?

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Yes you can repair it your self, check under the dash where the trans cable hooks to the shift lever, where the eye of the cable hooks on there are two screws, if these are loose the truck will still shift but the free play makes slack and the cable will not move all the way. If this piece is not loose you will have to lower the steering column and check this shaft, they are know to split in two and with the column down they are easy to change.

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