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
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on January 13, 2011
maybe the emergency brake is on
COMMENT by on 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 on 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.