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Ford Aerostar shifter on the column

I recently believe the linkage broke on the shifter. Before it broke, the shifter was loose, now it hangs free and will not change gears. Is this a job I can do myself? And will I have to pull the steering wheel to do it?

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  • connie barriger Dec 14, 2008

    my shift linkage broke off going to the shift cable how do i get it out i undid the two #30 torx bolts i got part of it out how do i get the sleeve from the top off?

  • agatz99 Dec 19, 2008

    All of a sudden I am having trouble with my gear shift , it seems to be missing park eventually I can mess with it and find a gear do I have to replace my transmission or can I fix just the gear shift, so it will go in to the correct. gear??

    geneva

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Shifter broke so can not get into gear

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Check under the dash where shift linkage connects to shift cable will be two #30 torx bolts which have probably worked loose you do not have to remove wheel easy fix

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

  • kmass982 Sep 08, 2011

    I tried to find this .. im not that mechanically great .. is there anywhere with Pictures of what im suppose to be doing

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