I have a van that will not go in park. I tried to adust the linkage at the transmission and I still cant get it to go in park. There is alot of play in the shifter from park to drive the shifter feels like its really easy to move before it goes into drive. I believe the the problem is in the steering column. What should I do to fix it myself and how take the column off if so.
power steering column on 1995 Nissan Quest
by navajrconcrete in Kansas City, KS on January 27, 2010
ANSWER by dandd , January 29, 2010
Best thing to do is to go here and get the right repair info: http://bit.ly/alldata_repair_manuals
ANSWER by Visitor , February 23, 2011
Yes you may be right your problem may be in the steering column. If so it may be simple to fix. Simply look up the steering column from where the brake pedal is (you'll need a flashlight). There is a torx head bolt on the shift column that is prone to coming loose and eventually will fall out. Have someone jiggle the shift lever while you on your back look up the steering column. You'll see the loose bolt on the linkage, that is if it hasn't already fallen out. You won't be able to shift at all if it has completely fallen out. Simply tighten the bolt, problem solved.