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Loose column shifter

The column shifter is loose, when it is in the park position the truck will roll until i push the shifter arm up a little more same goes to starting the truck if the shifter isn't up all the way it won,t start until i push the shifter arm up.

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Look under dash where steering column is. Find the connection for the shift cable. see if the mount that the cable end connects to is loose. wiggle it. If it is there are 2 torx screws that mount the bracket to the shift tube that you need to tighten. I think they are a T-27 size bit. This is a common problem on fords. easy fix. I usually will take the screws out and use a thread locking compound in them to stop it from happening again.

Posted on Jan 27, 2012

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