I had the same problem with my 97 f250 4wd diesel. I was all set to
try and adjust the cable at the trans but couldn't get the clip off. I
then went to my all data online manual and saw a recall notice about
the shift cable. Well the fix they had wasn't what I needed, but it
caused me to look under the dash and I found that the bracket that
attaches to the shift lever on the steering column and has the cable
attached to it was as loose as a goose. The screws had started to come
out and after I tightened everthing up it is working as good as new.
On 27 Sep 2005 15:13:28 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org
>I have a 2003 Ford Explorer that when I put it in park and take my foot
>off the brake it tends to jump out of park. Sometimes I am also unable
>to start it in the Park position. I have to jiggle the shifter to get
>it to start. It is not synched with P R D 1 2. What could be the
>problem and is it expensive to fix?