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

 

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Karen_1, 3.0L V6, Farmington, MO, January 03, 2009, 19:00
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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.

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    January 05, 2009, 10:23
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    Sounds like something in the steering column broke, call your local body shop and ask who they use for steering column repairs.

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  • Answer #2

    January 05, 2009, 10:31
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    Something in the shift linkage may have broken if you can shift it manually under the under hood.

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    January 18, 2009, 11:48
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    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.

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  • Answer #4

    Visitor, January 30, 2011, 16:23

    yes thats whats wrong

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