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'89 thunderbird gear shifter just slides, won't change gears, stays in park...is it the linkage?

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  • rugrat9024 Aug 02, 2009

    i backed up into another car, there was no cosmetic damage and i wasn't goin fast, like 2 feet worth of room, would that affect it?

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I would say that it is the linkage. Its a rear wheeled drive car so you might be able to get to the linkage easily. If I am not mistaking the shifter linkage should be on the left, or drivers, side of the transmission. I think the local parts stores have kits to fix tranny linkages.

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Depends it could be a faulty or the trans is fucked and you will need a new one or it could be a bad linkage or gromet connecting to the shift rod on the trans

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Yes it needs to be tightened up

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