Why is my gear shift lose? Having to start in neutral. on 2000 Ford Windstar

99 Ford Windstar.Trans has 40 thousand miles on it. Recently the overdrive light blinks when i start it. The check engine light is on and no code has popped up to signal the problem. Well now it want go into part,the gear shift is lose. I have to start it in neutral,and connot park on a hill and i have to use my emergency break to make sure it doesnt move. I just need some info on what the problem is or could be,cause everyone i talk to where i live says well...its a ford for ya..I dont have time to hear thta,i need to get this problem fixed so i can pass my inspection,thanks for your time.

by in Kannapolis, NC on April 18, 2012
1 answer
ANSWER by on April 18, 2012
SOUNDS LIKE U HAVE SEVERAL ISSUES THERE ARE CODES IN PCM AND TRANS THATS WHAT THE LIGHT IS TELLING U. ALSO YOU MAY HAVE BAD SHIFT CABLE OR BUSHINGS OR ISSUES IN STEERING COLUMN