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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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The gear shift won't engage in any gear...whether or not the

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the gear shift won't engage in any gear...whether or not the car is turned on
JA: Fortunately, the mechanics here speak car like it's their native tongue. They're great at getting to the bottom of issues -- including any shift-related ones -- and it would be my pleasure to connect you with the best mechanic for the job. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: the gear shift appears to be broken...just 'floats'
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes, I would like to...don't know where to start
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: just trying to get the gear shift to engage
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?
Customer: no, nothing else wrong and it ran fine the last time I drove it.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  roy replied 1 year ago.

good evening my name is ***** ***** I will assist

do you know if the cable is moving to the transmission??

it could either be a broken cable at the steering column or the shaft that the shifter attaches to that has broken.

check to see if the cable is moving

year, make, model, engine???