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88 t-bird V8 with auto transmission and shifter mounted on the floor console, will not go into park or first gear. It has a t-handle with a button on the left side of the handle that you press when you want to go into park.

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  • rhowardtremb Jun 15, 2009

    How do you get the top of the shifter off? There are no set screws anywhere? Thanks

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I'm not a trans expert but I do remember these linkages getting stuck. I usually change the linkage bolts and coat them with a heavy coat of lithium grease where the shifter linkage is on the transmission. Also you said it has the push button on the side It may be too worn on the offset piece in the top of the shifter. I have been able to shim these with a thin sheet of stainless steel and it work perfectly again. Mainly due to the fact that the OEM parts are so hard to get. Also try www.jcwhitney.com To pick up on some great manuals and inexpensive parts. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

  • Chris  Jones
    Chris Jones Jun 15, 2009

    If my memory serves me, I think that there are two small screws under the shifter edges. Where your fingers wrap around. If not it may just be a snap in style top cover.

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