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movement in shift lever detent

My 2003 4.0 L auto trans has a looseness in the shifter detent. Its positions accurate in all positions except D where where the shifter wiggles between N and D causing it to not go into gear completely. Twice it has been in gear but would not rev over 3000 rpm just like it was in neutral. I have to pull it past D to get it into gear completely. The shift cable at the trans will move back and forth when the shifter is in D, but the cable attachment pivot seems fine and I can find nothing loose. Where is the detent mechanism located?
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You tighten the t-25 torx bolts at the end of the shifter mechanism?
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Yes, +1 ^^

Google: ford column shift repair

Ranger, Explorer, F-150, F-250, ect............all used the same setup and all have this problem.

Many videos and How-to's out there on repair methods
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thanks I,ll check those out
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thanks i will investigate further
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