1997 Lincoln Town Car Q&A

1997 Lincoln Town Car Question: why is the indicator for the shift free to move whenthe trans is in gear

there appears to be some play in the system -
Answer 1
There was a recall on your vehicle with regards to your specific problem. Information follows: 1997 Lincoln TOWN-CAR Recall Item Affected: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT Date Announced: 10/16/1999 Description of Recall: INCORRECT BOLTS WERE USED IN THE TRANSMISSION LINKAGE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: THE TRANSMISSION GEAR SHIFT SELECTOR LEVER ON THE STEERING COLUMN WOULD BE ON THE WRONG TRANSMISSION FUNCTION. SHOULD THIS OCCUR, THE DRIVER WOULD FIND THEIR CAR IN A GEAR OTHER THAN THE ONE INDICATED BY SHIFT LEVER INDICATOR. THIS COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT IF THE CAR IS LEFT UNATTENDED. Action Needed To Fix It: REPLACE THE SHIFT LINKAGE TRUNNION, GROMMET AND ADJUSTMENT BOLT. -