Ford pickup shifter problem


#1

I haave an 04 ford 150 super crew truck with 4 speed trans and 3.4 engine. The gear shift sometimes won’t start in park and has slack in movement . Starts in neutral but has some slack in it. I can’t determine where the slack is but sure it relates tt no park start. Can anyone tell me where the safety swith is and is this a common problem with this truck?
thanks, LEE


#2

The first place I would check is the bottom of the steering column where you should find the arm that moves the shifter cable. Chances are the torx bolts for the arm are loose.


#3

It could not have a 3.4 engine so I can’t tell if it’s the old body style , called ‘‘heritage’’ in 04…or the new body style.
Last eight digits of the vin and I can decode.

But check the lever as suggested. plus there could be breakage inside the column shif tube as well.


#4

Thanks Pete and Ken and the engine size is 5.4. I dunno where in the hell the figure 34 came in . I haven’t owned a truck engine that small in my life.
LEE