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sloppy shift lever

I have a 95 f250 with a 4 speed with od.The shift lever is sloppy and takes some finesse to fine the proper gear. I have a Haynes repair manual for gassers that doesn't give much detail. Is the transmission the same for both gas and diesel? There is a plastic locking assembly that connects the shift cable to the selector rod on the transmission that looks like you could easily mess up if you don't know what you are doing. I'm assuming that this is where the adjustment takes place. Once in gear the transmission shifts fine. Any help out there?
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Its an auto I'm assuming. Follow the steering column under the dash and on top of the steering column the is a lever where the cable attaches there are 2 torx head screws that hold a bracket to the selector. Check them probabally loose. I had this problem on my OBS.

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Your advice was spot on. Fixed in a second. Works like new. You saved me from screwing around and screwing up.
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Great post was having the same problem with mine today, fixed it up like a champ. Thanks
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Your advice was spot on. Fixed in a second. Works like new. You saved me from screwing around and screwing up.
Put some blue locktite on them, they will work their way loose again. My old bosses' 350 had this problem, even when tightened they would still work their way loose, locktite fixed it forever.



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