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Old 02-21-2010, 06:00 PM
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Gear shifter kind of loose (auto)

Just got a new to me 2000 250. The gear shifter seems to have alot of slop in it. My 03 F-150 was way tighter that this. Is there a part that wears out on the linkage or something in the steering column?

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Old 02-21-2010, 06:20 PM
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You can check up under the column. if it hasn't changed a whole bunch, there are a couple of backward facing torx head screws, that hold a lever to the mechanism. They come loose, allowing slop.

Also, there is a pin through the shifter handle, into a boss on the barrel of the main mechanism. This pin is harder than the cheap alloy of the bosses. so the bosses wear, and cause slop. I have shimmed these up, by drilling it to square, then inserting pieces of stainless steel fitting sleeve in there as a bushing. put the pin back in, and you're good to go. When you take it apart, the two parts that I mean, will become easily apparent.
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Thanks I will look tomorrow
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You can check up under the column. if it hasn't changed a whole bunch, there are a couple of backward facing torx head screws, that hold a lever to the mechanism. They come loose, allowing slop.

Also, there is a pin through the shifter handle, into a boss on the barrel of the main mechanism. This pin is harder than the cheap alloy of the bosses. so the bosses wear, and cause slop. I have shimmed these up, by drilling it to square, then inserting pieces of stainless steel fitting sleeve in there as a bushing. put the pin back in, and you're good to go. When you take it apart, the two parts that I mean, will become easily apparent.
Good info, I'll be doing this on my truck too!
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