Okay, this is my son's truck. It's a '92 F150, auto trans, step side. Whenever he puts it in gear from Park everything seems fine but when he goes to put it back in Park the column shifter goes all the way to the left but not far enough to reach the Park gear on the trans. It seems like his linkage is slipping somewhere. We did get under the truck and everything at the trans looks fine. Nothing loose and nothing stripped. You can simply, manually put it in Park and you're good to go. I've never seen a shifter issue at the column but couild this be it? We tried accessing the linkage at the column but couldn't get to it. Does the steering wheel have to be reomved? Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.
Ok, so we're able to inspect the tube and plunger but everything looks normal. What should we be looking for? We've inspected the cable and all the linkage and everything looks normal but it refuses to go into Park. Like I said in the first post - we can easily put it onto Park manually, but that's the only way. Any help is appreciated.
i checked that they're not loose, took a torx to them anyway no play at all, also i've looked at the shifter tube, and i have no cracks or breaks in it. i've checked the cabled and everything i can't see any splits or anything, the only thing i have noticed is the little white piece towards the right of the wheel with the adjustment dial for where the needle on the dash is and it still works as it is but has broken off but to my knowledge that's only for the indicator and shouldn't have anything to do with where the linkage is suppossed to go? i might be wrong though, it's currently held in place with a zip tie. i can get under the turck and manually press in the piece to park with ease.