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Old 04-16-2012, 07:16 PM
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2001 ford f250 shifting issues

I have a '01 F250 V10 that does not engage park and low1. I cant shift it up to where park should be to turn and remove the key no problem. However... I have to start it from nuetral and use the E brake to keep it from rolling when stopped. Is there a adjustment on the shifter cable or could this be something more serious? What should I check first? Where to start?
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Sounds like a typical "sloppy shifter" caused either by loose/Missing Torx-headed bolts or from a worn-out shifter tube.
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Crawl under the steering column and look for two Torx head bolts. They hold the shifter tube to the column. They often get loose and cause these problems.
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I had the same issue, after i pulled the fuse access panel, found a plastic adjuster that had broken. I solved the problem by pulling the cable to correct position and wrapped a small bit of electrical tape around the shift tube. Problem solved.
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That year F-Series might have the Torx-headed bolts Mark K refers to on the top side of the column, kinda hidden under the instrument cluster.

I'm in process of rebuilding and installing an F-Series tilt-wheel column into my '00 E250---have a few photos of the column removed to share if that's of any use.

BTW those bolts are a T-55 I believe, bushings almost always readily available anywhere parts are sold, about $5 each from the dealer.
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They are T-30 Torx.
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