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

there appears to be some play in the system

by in Chula Vista, CA on September 12, 2011
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ANSWER by on September 13, 2011
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.
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