1994 Ford Tempo Trouble shifting

Tiny
TEMPOSUCKS
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  • 1994 FORD TEMPO
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 184,000 MILES
I have replaced the spark plugs, plug wires, caps and rotors, replaced the idle air control valve, oxygen sensor, egr valve, fuel pump, mass air flow sensor, air filter, and changed the oil.
The problem I am still having is it still will not shift out of first gear, the throttle body has a metal rod coming down off of it with what looks like a place for a bolt and it is not connected to anything. I have scoured the internet to look for a picture to see what might be missing and can't find anything, also, upon further inspection, the metal piece that is further down is connected with a sensor and when I pressed down on it the car started to roll backwards, and on one side looks like a hole for a bolt and the other side has a metal nub sticking off of it and the throttle body has a similar nub on it but nothing connects them together and I think I'm missing a piece there.
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Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 AT 3:27 AM

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Tiny
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Congadulations! Very thorough explanation/description. Now all you have to do is hook the hole on bottom end of rod coming down from throttle to the knob you described the rod is missing a plastic bushing but it works without it. There also should be a long spring attached to the arm? I'll have to look tommorrow. Might not stay on knob without it? The sensor is the shift position switch. The knob is on the trans control arm that times shifts and downshifts. Have fun. Shoulda came here first and saved alotta parts money?
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Thursday, July 15th, 2010 AT 11:29 PM
Tiny
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Yeah, it would have saved a ton of money, got that reconnected and am now just trying to get all of the old gas to work it's way through and I should be good to go. I tried to be as descriptive as I could seeing as how when I posted it was real dark outside and I couldn't take a picture of it. Thanks for the help, it was much appreciated.
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Friday, July 16th, 2010 AT 9:50 AM

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