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Old 08-19-2011, 08:10   #1 (permalink)
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Column Gear Shift Not Alligned With Gear/Park Indicator

1999 Ford Expedition/Lincoln Navigator.
When I place shift lever in park or drive or any gear it stopped being properly alligned with the appropriate Letter on the Dash above steering column. For instance, I plave lever in park, it goes in park, but indicator shows it as being in between park an reverse, it just started doing this. Can anyone help this disabled Veteran please?



Is it safe to drive it like this? Any chance it would jump out of gear or into park or reverse while driving?
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:27   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Column Gear Shift Not Alligned With Gear/Park Indicator

Dont know if this helps or not , maybe similar ?

Ford F150 Gear Shift Indicator Adjustment - Ford Truck Technical Articles
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:40   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Column Gear Shift Not Alligned With Gear/Park Indicator

Thank you. that is the exact problem, an the little white bracket is broken. My problem is, I am a disabled combat veteran with back injuries that prevent me from getting under the dash, an on a fixed income cant afford ther cost to have a dealer/garage replace it, do u think it's safe to drive without worries it will jump gears while driving? Thank u an God Bless
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The problem has been identified, can anyone please tell me if it's safe to drive like this without fear it will jump gears while driving?
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:04   #5 (permalink)
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You should be o.k , seems to be common fault going by these comments .

"I discovered that the white plastic retainer that holds the wheel in place broke. "
" You should be able to replace just that little part. It's a common part, used on just about every Ford/L/M column from '92-03. "

" If they won't sell you one at a reasonable price, swing by a junkyard. Like I said: they're in virtually everything Ford made."

" I wired the adjuster wheel in place temporarily until I can visit a junk yard. "

" Well, I now have this problem too. However, when I got under the dash to find the adjuster I noticed that the white piece that holds the adjuster and is screwed to the support is broken...Mannnnn!!!!!!!!!!!Gonna try to glue it back with epoxy. Will advise on my sucess or failur. "

" found the adjustment mechanism and guess what, the plastic retainer for the adjusting wheel is broken, So I used some duct tape to effect a repair for now. "

All the best .
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Ta Mate! The white plastic bracket on mine is broken as well I am so use to fixin me own things, but back injury prevents.
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