CAR WONT GO INTO PARK on 1999 Ford Expedition

MY CAR WILL NOT GO INTO PARK WHEN I PARK ITS STILL IN REVERSE AND I HAVE TO LEAVE MY CAR IN GEAR AND SHUT IT DOWN WHAT DO I DO AND WHAT IS WRONG?

by in Staten Island, NY on January 13, 2011
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , January 13, 2011
maybe the emergency brake is on
COMMENT by , January 13, 2011
nope the car just rolls or goes into reverse will not stay .also i have to put car in nutral to start it up because of this
ANSWER by , January 13, 2011
I have seen two things cause this concern: 1. A broken shift cable (the outer plastic sheath) 2. The shift column lever where it attaches to the cable under the dash could be loose. I have seen the torx bolts loosen up or fall out. Either of the concerns make the shift mechanism very loose preventing the trans to be shifted into park.