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The transmission shift lever on the column feels diconnected.

The transmission shift lever on the column feels as if it is disconnected from the linkage or cable going to the tranmission. The lever moves freely from one side to the other.

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This is probably to late to help the original poster but it may help others. My 2001 Tribute did the same thing. I would check the connection under the hood first because it is easier to reach. It is between the airbox and firewall directly in from of the driver. It will probably require a flashlight to see but that is where mine was disconnected.

Unfortunately before realizing that I removed the black plastic shroud from the bottom of the steering column. The shift cable connects underneath the the column a few inches in front of the steering wheel. It is connected with a push on connection.

Both connectors have a rubber gasket inside the loop connector that dry rotted in the engine bay. I'm sure it would be easier to simply run a new shift cable but I was strapped for cash at the time and simply hooked it back on and placed a spring clip washer outside it to hold it on.

I hope this helps everyone!

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The cable bolt may be loose up at the column, the column itself may be loose enough to allow it to shift position as well.

Make sure column is securely mounted, If not- tighten the 4 bolts that hold it to the dash support so it is. if it is, crawl under driver's side and on the transmission is a bracket where the cable assembly comes into it, and from there a rod that attaches on the lever on the side of the transmission. Make sure the bracket is not damaged or cracked first- if it is, replace it. There is a captive clip to release on the wide part of the piece that the bracket holds, it does not come out fully, but it will release the cable housing so you can slide it to adjust it. With the column shift in Park position, note where the rod is at the transmission. Also make note if the bracket is in line with transmission. If bracket is in line, pull the lever rearward one notch/detent that you will feel engage the lever- this moves the transmission lever to neutral, then with firm pressure push lever forward so you feel 2 distinct notches/detents forward, the lever is now in park. Push locking clip back into position once you confirm the cable outer housing is squarely seated into bracket opening and is soundly clipped into the square opening of the bracket.

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I made you a graphic below to help you understand what I am saying. Please note that it is NOT necessary to remove the steering wheel to do this, but you will need to remove the upper steering column shrouds if the shift tube bushings are loose.




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Shift Controls, Automatic Transmission The transmission shift control linkage or cable transfers the transmission operating mode from the selector lever to the transmission. The indicated transmission position on the steering column is transferred to a shift lever on the bottom of the steering column. On vehicles equipped with cable-operated shift systems, the indicated position of the transmission selector lever is transferred to the transmission through the shift cane, then to the cable, and down to the transmission manual shift lever at the transmission. On vehicles equipped with shift rod assemblies, the rod transfers the indicated transmission selector level position through a bell crank assembly to a control rod. The control rod transfers the indicated position to the transmission assembly.
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Automatic Transmission Manual Linkage Adjustments
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  1. On F-Super Duty Chassis Cab and Motorhome and Commercial Chassis recheck for correct operation of the automatic transmission selector indicator (PRN(D)21). Refer to Section 11-04A, Steering Column, Shift Rod Within Tube. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Under no circumstances will it be permissible to adjust linkage in any position other than the(D) position for E4OD applications.
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SECTION 307-05: Automatic Transaxle/Transmission External Controls 2000 Villager Workshop Manual
GENERAL PROCEDURES Cable Adjustment —Shift Control
  1. Place the gearshift lever in PARK (P) position.
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  1. Remove the splash shield.
  1. Loosen the shift cable nut.
  1. Position the shift linkage in PARK (P) position.
  1. Tighten the shift cable nut.
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  1. Move the gearshift lever through the entire shifting range.
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  8. If removed for access or service, align the matchmarks and install the steering wheel.
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