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Old 12-30-2008, 10:40 AM
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Question Won't stay in park

'95 F350 7.3L auto

will not stay in park and the shifter is loose. fairly new tranny(<100,000), linkage looks good underneath. any ideas?
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:55 AM
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I would say shifter cable has streched out and needs to be replaced
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:04 AM
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The bolts the hold the cable to the shifter could be loose. You might try and tighten them up. There underneath the dash, and half-way down.
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The bolts the hold the cable to the shifter could be loose. You might try and tighten them up. There underneath the dash, and half-way down.
yes, thats exactly whats wrong, i'm 100% sure


i was in my driveway a couple weeks ago and went to put my truck in park, and it wouldnt go. the handle was extremely loose, so i drove it out to my dad's shop

he looked in the floorboard and there was a bolt laying there. I was like "that may be my problem" lol

so i guess it held the shifter cable under the column, i wasnt looking when he put it back



the shifter is so much firmer now, doesnt have any play at all
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Thanks everybody, I'll let the mechanic (my dad ) know what he should be looking for.
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yes, thats exactly whats wrong, i'm 100% sure


i was in my driveway a couple weeks ago and went to put my truck in park, and it wouldnt go. the handle was extremely loose, so i drove it out to my dad's shop

he looked in the floorboard and there was a bolt laying there. I was like "that may be my problem" lol

so i guess it held the shifter cable under the column, i wasnt looking when he put it back



the shifter is so much firmer now, doesnt have any play at all

Yes, that is unfortauntly, all too common in Ford vehicles.

one of my bolts came out a few weeks ago. It even had some lock-tight on it i think. Must of been cheap lock-tight i guess


Once the first bolt comes out, if you don't fix it quickly, you'll be in some crap if the second bolt comes out, and your in drive or reverse
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:37 AM
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well, it turns out there was a bracket loose. its been tightened and has made all the diff in the world. thanks again for the suggestions and help.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:57 AM
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Glad you got it fixed man
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