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F150: I adjust my gear shift..automatic transmission..lever

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how do I ajust my gear shift on my f150 automatic transmission. I have to move the lever to the nutrail position if I can find it to start the truck
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Ron :

Hello.

Is the shifter out of alignment?

Customer:

I guess so

Customer:

I have to apply the emergancy brake to keep it from rolling, and have to jiggle the lever in nutral to get it to start.

Ron :

Does the shifter feel loose and sloppy?

Customer:

yes I think so

Ron :

The common cause for this type of problem is the screws for the shift tube are know to come loose and this cause a sloppy shifter, Remove the lower panel below the colunm and lower the colunm, You will be to see the screws, there are 4 on top and 2 in the rear.

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