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Shifter knob came right off the shifter.

I was having trouble one day getting my car in gear and had never had that problem before. I eventually got it to work but then I got stuck at work because the button on the knob would push in but not go into gear. A guy helped me take the knob off and he said there was a pin that broke off and I could still drive without the knob. I would just have to push down on the white button but it looks tacky. Do I have to replace the whole knob or can I just buy the pin?

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I had the same problem and once I wiggled the shifter enough to get it out of park then the key stuck in the ignition started.

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SOURCE: I'm having trouble moving the shifter

If you're on an incline, that will affect it. Try setting the park brake prior to shifting to park. Also there is a cable/interlok safety system that prevents shifter movement out of park without the brake pedal being depressed, that may need adjustment. Also check under the hood see if the shift selector cable is routed close to the exhaust, it could be melting. And maybe the selector cable needs adjustment.
Good luck with that and let me know if there is anything more I can help with.

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SOURCE: 04 Navigator gear shift button broken

I only have 2003 Nav procedure. Maybe get used part at car-part.com. Page with * is lowest price.

SECTION 307-05: Automatic Transaxle/Transmission External Controls 2003 Expedition/Navigator Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Selector Lever —Floor Shift Removal and Installation

  1. Lift the floor shift PRNDL bezel.
  1. Disconnect the PRNDL bezel wire harness connector.
  1. Remove the shift lever handle and cover.
    1. Slide the handle bezel down.
    1. Remove the screw.
    1. Disconnect the TCS wire harness.
    1. Lift assembly from the shifter lever.
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  1. Position the window regulator control panel aside.
  1. Remove the screws and the console finish panel.
  1. Remove the left side console access panel.
  1. Disconnect the transmission shift cable from the transmission selector arm.
  1. Remove the transmission shift cable retaining clip from the floor shift mechanism through the console access.
  1. Remove the four bolts retaining the floor shift mechanism to the floor.
  1. Disconnect the floor shift mechanism wire harness connector.
  1. Remove the floor shift mechanism from the console.
  1. Remove the brake shift interlock actuator, parking brake release mechanism and harness.
    • Remove the wire harness retainers.
    • Remove the wire harness retainers.
    • Remove the two screws retaining the brake shift interlock assembly.
    • Remove the two screws retaining the parking brake controller.

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SOURCE: shifter knob broke and pulled up on 2004 Lincoln Aviator

Same problem. $800 quote from Dealer for a small plastic part that broke because of terrible design. Nice work Ford. They should be ashamed.

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