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Hard to put in park
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Hard to put in park

(1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty)
when putting column shift into park shifter appears to be in park after shutting down engine truck starts to roll away
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Mine did the same thing..it's really hard to get to but if you lay in the floor board and look up under the dash while moving the shifter you will see where it's moving...there will be a screw, that I think is a star head, that is probably lose. Mine fell all the way out and wouldn't go into park at all. Sorry for the vague description, it's been a while since it happened.
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Mine did the same thing..it's really hard to get to but if you lay in the floor board and look up under the dash while moving the shifter you will see where it's moving...there will be a screw, that I think is a star head, that is probably lose. Mine fell all the way out and wouldn't go into park at all. Sorry for the vague description, it's been a while since it happened.
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