1999 Ford Ranger

Transmission problem
1999 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 200000 miles

The gear shift lever on my truck has become rather sloopy and now I have a hard time getting it ito park. A mechanic saidi it wasn't my transmission but a problem in the steering coloum. Can you give me an answer as to what is wrong and how to fix it
George Blyler
February 14, 2010.

My Ford Ranger 2000 had similar problem. I replaced the 2 plastic bushing on upper shift levr(about $10.00) and that snugged up shiift lever, but still had problem putting it in park. I finall found that there are 2 screws that hold botton part of shift lever to cable connecting transmission. These screws were about 1/4 inch loose and I tightened them with a star bit screwdriver. Now have corrected my problem as it shiofts into park correctly as well as all other gears.
Phubert1@gmail. Com

Nov 4, 2011.