Truck doesn't start in park

My 1999 F-250 won’t start in park only in neutral. The gear shift doesn’t quite line up either.

The shift linkage/cable probably needs to be adjusted. Since the gear indicator doesn’t line up right, the truck might think it’s in Reverse when the indicator says Park. That will prevent it from starting.

My friend and I tried to adjust it but couldn’t seem to get it right. I don’t want to take it to the dealer to fix but would a transmission shop do that kind of work?

Yeah, a trans shop will take care of it. No need to go to the dealer for something simple like this. Odds are it’ll be cheaper too.