1998 Ford Taurus Q&A

1998 Ford Taurus Question: Gear shift won't shift.

Gear shift won't shift gears, but gear shift moves (slides) up & down. But I can shift it under the hood by moving the lever. -
Answer 1
Sounds like something in the steering column broke, call your local body shop and ask who they use for steering column repairs. -
Answer 2
Something in the shift linkage may have broken if you can shift it manually under the under hood. -
Answer 3
i had the same problem and it was the gear shift cable had broken. easy to repair, costs around 70.00, must get at ford garage ( auto parts stores do not carry), might want to get someone young and spry to get under the dash to replace. -
Answer 4
yes thats whats wrong -
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