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Old 01-28-2010, 06:44 PM
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I have a 2007 F250 SD with auto trans. Recently I have noticed that my shift has become vary sloppy. In any given selection (position) I can move the lever up and down quite a bit I have no problems in any gear (position) but feel this may turn into a bigger problem if not addressed. I have searched the forum and found some suggestions but none apply to me I have looked under the dash and found that all the torx scres in possition and tight, does anyone have an idea as to what this mat be. Looking under the dash I see the shifter leaver just about the steerinf colum and when I wiggle the leaver I see it wiggle as well. Please help, I don't want to find out some morning that I am unable to shift it out of park.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:54 PM
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Your shifter tube is likely worn. To really see it, you would need to remove the upper and lower column shrouds, and drop the column itself in order to access the shifter tube. What commonly happens, is the white plastic tube bushings wear out leading to progressively greater play in the shifter assembly. When they do actually break is when it's time to replace the tube and bushings. This type of failure is common to all Fords that use this same style of steering column.
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:48 PM
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Thanks Mike, I'll wait till it gets warmer and then open her up to see.
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Get someone to wiggle the shifter while you slide under the truck and watch the cable at the trans. You may see what's wiggling.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:38 AM
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That crossed my mind as well. Thanks
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