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Loose 5spd shifter

Where can I buy or order a "kit" 2 tighten my shift pattern? I've not taken it apart to see if its shims or bushings??

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I would be checking the pivot pin that the lever pivots on in the tower on top of the box . This pin is screwed in and lock nutted and they have a habit of coming loose . The lever is tensioned by a spring around the pivot ball and there is normally a plastic bush on the end of the lever that slides in the selector rail slot . But I think that you will find the fault in the pin in the turret housing.

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SOURCE: 1999 F250 loose shifting arm

The column can be a big project ! But there are things you can ck first make sure the rod from your shifter is moving, down to the ignition switch. It is located on the column about half way down . Sometimes the switch seperates, and it will tell the ecm you are in gear.

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SOURCE: my shifter is loose putting it into drive and park.

If this is a 04 f150 on the column ,under the dash at the shift cable there is a bracket on the shift tube, that has 2 torx bit bolts that get loose, tighten the bolts and the concern will be fixed

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SOURCE: The inside shifter has a

There should be a black bushing(Basic# 7L278) underneath the two clamps that surrounds the shift tube(Basic# 7212). While you have it apart you may want to pull the plunger(Basic# 7R264) out of the tube and make sure its not bent or damaged too. If you go into any Ford dealer and tell them the Basic #s they should be able to look up the exact parts that you want.

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