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Loose column and wont shift into Park

Well this morning when I pulled up to work I couldnt easily put the shifter into Park. In fact the truck kept rolling back on me for a couple feet. When I shift downwards everything is ok but when I go back towards Park, it wont catch all the way. I checked up along the steering column and realized that one of the 2 brass torx bolts on the steering column shifter was loose. So as I tried to tighten it I realized that half of the threads were gone. The threads had cracked and fallin off. Has anyone had this happen where they had to replace that piece that runs along top of the steering column?

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Well this morning when I pulled up to work I couldnt easily put the shifter into Park. In fact the truck kept rolling back on me for a couple feet. When I shift downwards everything is ok but when I go back towards Park, it wont catch all the way. I checked up along the steering column and realized that one of the 2 brass torx bolts on the steering column shifter was loose. So as I tried to tighten it I realized that half of the threads were gone. The threads had cracked and fallin off. Has anyone had this happen where they had to replace that piece that runs along top of the steering column?

The picture below shows that the top threads was cracked.
Hit the wreaking yards. a new one will cost more than you want to pay

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Ok so I found a local Ford salvage yard that has what I need. Only problem is Im going to have to replace the whole steering column. They will sell it to me for $250. Sounds pretty good to me. Im going to pick it up on Monday.

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