Gear shift won't shift. on 1998 Ford Taurus

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.

by in Farmington, MO on January 03, 2009
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ANSWER by on January 05, 2009
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 by on January 05, 2009
Something in the shift linkage may have broken if you can shift it manually under the under hood.
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ANSWER by on January 18, 2009
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 by on January 30, 2011
yes thats whats wrong
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