It is possible that the pivot linkage within the column has broken. I worked on a Ford the other day with a similar problem and that is what it was. The shifter was real loose and seemed unhooked. The least expensive way to fix this is to buy a entire column from a salvage yard minus the airbag. (Reuse your airbag) I usually pay about 75.00 for a used column which includes everything you need.
A Taurus auto that will not shift from the column shifter is usually due to a transmission issue. Transmission's are an expensive fix. Shop around before committing to one mechanic.
If the shifter will not come out of park, check the brake light fuse. The shifter release solenoid uses the brake light switch to unlock the shifter.
sounds like selector in transmission is broken if you can move the shifter but the trans does not change you may have broken the shift cable.
There are 2 excellent write-ups on the procedures for replacing the shifter cable, one for floor shift and column shift each, at the Taurus Car Club site. See Related links below for more information.
were is the shift module on a 1997 Ford Taurus
If the manual transmission seems to shift into all gears but 2nd and it doesn't sound like the gears are stripped then it is likely the shifter itself. I had an '86 that had the shifter bolt was broken. It is the bolt that keeps the ball on the end of the shifter aligned, with it broken the shift pattern was anyone's guess as to what gear it was going into. I repaired shifter by installing a new shifter bolt and repairing the housing by removing the broken bolt piece. It restored the shift pattern and smooth transmission operation.
its for manual shift, slide the shifter over when in drive and you push the shifter up to + to shift up and down to - to down shift
I know that you've probably tried this, but it seems worth mentioning: is your foot on the brake? With my '99 Taurus, I must have my foot on the break to shift out.
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There could be two reasons for this. The first is the transmission is completely out and the second is the linkage in the transmission is broken.
Remove carpet/floor covering Then there should be screws holding the rubber boot covering the shifter Remove screws to remove boot Shifter should be secured to transmission by bolts after removal shifter should be able to be lifted from transmission Then you can possibly see problem. Perhaps fork has just slipped from shifter
Tighten bolt on shifter
Shifter or Shift Knob
Loosen the shifter cable not on each end of the shifter cable. The shifter cable will come off. Reverse the process to install the new shifter cable.
The shift cable has failed.
My guess would be you shift shaft teeth are worn or your clutch is going out. Also check and see if the shifter is rubbing and catching on anything.
The shifter release solenoid is also known as the shift interlock solenoid. It is a small part of the shift solenoid. It is helps the driver shift the car from different gears up and down depending on the speed needed.
sounds like a broken linkage or mabe it just came loose I have a 99 Taurus same thing happened to me . It is the shift cable.
Both. The Monte Carlo SS had a floor shifter (what I own), but the regular monte's had column shift
GP shift is the reverse of street shift.....so 1st is up the rest down.
on the shifter the left hand side just under the shift button.
the shifter is all in one. you have to replace the whole shifter. the nob is attached
The definition of the word shifter is: "To exchange one thing for another of the same class." An example of a sentence with the word shift used in it: "Has there been any fundamental shift in that position?"
Sounds like the shift linkage is broken or disconnected somewhere. You'll need to find and repair the problem. Shouldn't be too hard.