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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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Loose shift lever gear selector

The gear selector or shift lever is loose on my 2000 F350 auto. Sometimes I have to hold it up into park to get it to start. And it is a little sloppy from one gear to the next. Is there a easy fix? I am going to have the tranny apart in the next week or 2 for a service and shift kit install.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 03:52 AM
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Re: Loose shift lever gear selector

Check the bushings and straps on top of the steering column that hold down the shift tube. Also check the torx screws at the bottom of the shift tube where the shifter cable attaches.
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Re: Loose shift lever gear selector

Same here bushings were worn out so i replaced em nice and firm!
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Loose shift lever gear selector

sounds good, will check that. I was hoping it was not inside the tranny. Sounds like a easy fix.

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Re: Loose shift lever gear selector

yea its not bad to do most of the ones i work on are just the screws come loose

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Re: Loose shift lever gear selector

Yeah my first check would be the torx screws coming loose. Mine had done it and I hear about them doing that all the time.

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Yep i would bet money its the torx screws. Prolly one fell out already and the other is loose. Get bunch of fords with the same problem, here at the shop. Easy 5min fix.

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Re: Loose shift lever gear selector

Ok, I looked and cound not find the torx screws....where exactly are they at?

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Re: Loose shift lever gear selector

If you look under the dash there should be a small rectangular box that has 2 torx screws. I can't remember which side there on. Have someone wiggle the shifter while you look for the box and you will see it moving. I think the bolts are like a t25 or something. Hope that helps some.

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