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97 shift problem

Gentlemen,
97 2wd 4lv6 od trans.Shift lever indicator works shows gears.
Lever got loose 2 weeks ago. Now can't get neutral reverse or park without going under and pushing lever manually.
I ordered new shift cable today.
I have had column down as far as I could without taking out completely.

My concern is it's not cable but maybe a spacer or plastic part in shift mech itself.
Anyone have this experience.?
I have had to drive regardless as its my busy season and can't lay it up except for one repair day , I hope.

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Did you tighten the t-25 torx screws at the end of the shaft?
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Could you be more specific where this is?
As i said I have not dropped column all the way out . I only lowered it and could not really get to anything.

Thanks audioguy
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I only have ford part pic nothing specific.
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Could you be more specific where this is?
As i said I have not dropped column all the way out . I only lowered it and could not really get to anything.

Thanks audioguy
Put your head by the brake pedal and look up you will see 2 screws that are the torx bits tighten those.Since you dropped your column you might be able to see them they are at the end of the shaft.

Here is a video of what it looks like https://youtu.be/UBkHWnEwRsQ
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Thanks for your help I will try sat or sun.
I appreciate your time
Keith
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No problem let me know if that works.
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Good afternoon,
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Hi brensranger,
watched video helpful great link.
Those bolts not my problem.
Haynes manual less than helpful. I think there is bad spacer/washer nylon something bad in mech.
They are both tight. I don't have time today to pull column down. Ordered cable from ford even if that's not my problem I own it no returns. Sigh.
Thanks again FOR INFO. I am a stagehand on Long Island and in the middle of season for three venues. It will have to wait. I am now shutting truck off hitting e brake and crawling under to park. As long as I don't put myself in bad spot to get revers i can deal.
Thanks again for your help.
ll keep you posted.
Keith Carroll
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