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Old 01-08-2009, 04:55 PM
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Alright, I just got my truck out of the driveway after sitting for 5 days. It's about 25 degrees here. Pulled out of the driveway to back my car in, when I hit the dip at the end of the driveway, something popped in the front end. I figured the springs had ice on them and it busted the ice. Parked my truck in the street and everything was fine. Backed up, pulled in the driveway and now it won't go in park. When I put it in drive, the needle that tells you what gear you're in is where it should be. When in reverse, the needle is up on park. There's also a lot of play in neutral. I can't get my key out of the ignition either. It's seems to be driveable but something's not right. Any help would be appreciated

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Old 01-08-2009, 05:31 PM
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Ok, I posted this thread out of terror I was freaked out when this happened. I actually used the search button and found the problem There's a screw that's loose under the dash. I thought I got it tight so I put it in park but now the top screw that was loose that I tightened is loose again and it doesn't want to seem to screw in to whatever it's supposed to. (Hope that makes sense) Is there a nut that it screws into? (I don't see one in the floor anywhere) or is there something else that it screws into? Everything works now but I assume that screw is there for a reason....
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Cant remember if theres 2 or 3 screws. I believe 3. Worst part is I just tightend one the other day and it already escapes me. This is a fairly common problem on high mileage SD's. If your getting one to snug up but it works its way back loose put lock tight on it. As for the other one, try to get a mirror up there to see how bad its stripped. Asess the situation to see if you can tap it and run a bigger bolt in or if lock tight will work on that too. They are driveable with one tight screw in but it will come loose often from the pressure of moving it. Make sure that the base is lined up to the screw hole.
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I was goign to recommend the loctite. That is a hell of a lot easier than try to tap to a larger bolt.
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Cant remember if theres 2 or 3 screws. I believe 3. Worst part is I just tightend one the other day and it already escapes me. This is a fairly common problem on high mileage SD's. If your getting one to snug up but it works its way back loose put lock tight on it. As for the other one, try to get a mirror up there to see how bad its stripped. Asess the situation to see if you can tap it and run a bigger bolt in or if lock tight will work on that too. They are driveable with one tight screw in but it will come loose often from the pressure of moving it. Make sure that the base is lined up to the screw hole.
From what I could see, I think there's only 2 screws. As long as it can be run with 1 screw for a couple days, that's all that matters. I don't have time to screw with it any more tonight. I really appreciate your help
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Ok, I posted this thread out of terror I was freaked out when this happened. I actually used the search button and found the problem There's a screw that's loose under the dash. I thought I got it tight so I put it in park but now the top screw that was loose that I tightened is loose again and it doesn't want to seem to screw in to whatever it's supposed to. (Hope that makes sense) Is there a nut that it screws into? (I don't see one in the floor anywhere) or is there something else that it screws into? Everything works now but I assume that screw is there for a reason....
You sure you don't mean behind the wheel.............
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You sure you don't mean behind the wheel.............
That's a given, duh
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From what I could see, I think there's only 2 screws. As long as it can be run with 1 screw for a couple days, that's all that matters. I don't have time to screw with it any more tonight. I really appreciate your help
No prob bud.
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