GEAR SHIFT LEVER LOOSE

1999 Ford Ranger

Tiny

George Blyler

February, 14, 2010 AT 9:28 PM

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

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Tiny

phubert

November, 4, 2011 AT 7:54 PM

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

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