Is there something in the steering column that aligns the gear selector with the gear chosen?

svx1992
35

Asked by svx1992 May 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM about the 1994 Mercury Grand Marquis 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1994 Grand Marquis LS and when I go to put it in gear it seems as if its not shifting directly into the gear you selected. It seems kind of off for some reason. The only time it doesn't do that is when you use reverse then put it in drive. Doing that it seems to be aligned. That's the best I can describe the problem.

2 Answers

Tom Demyan
87,185

It's not related to the steering. It has to do with your transmission shift linkage.

tennisshoes
20,625

Ford products of the era are noted for having shift collar and shift tube problems. the collar is the part that the shift lever attaches to and the tube runs down the inside of the steering column. Set the park brake on the car and put the trans in neutral, engine off grab the collar with your hands and see if it wobbles or is rubbing the column shaft anywhere, next slowly move the shift lever to the reverse selection and notice if there is a sponginess to the movement, do the same into drive. If everything seem good that way then you need you need to check the shift linkage bushings. If you do find a problem in the column then take it to the pros for repair as the column will need to be disassembled to replace the worn out parts.

Your Answer

Related Questions

Search Mercury Grand Marquis Questions

Mercury Grand Marquis Experts

#1 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 1,780
#2 kbro
kbro
Reputation 1,020
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Crown Victoria"
38 Great Deals out of 1,542 listings starting at $1,695
Used Lincoln Town Car"
126 Great Deals out of 3,133 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Impala"
2,054 Great Deals out of 57,358 listings starting at $1,195
Used Cadillac DeVille"
84 Great Deals out of 3,360 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Camry"
1,977 Great Deals out of 75,246 listings starting at $1,291
Used Ford Mustang"
1,127 Great Deals out of 26,306 listings starting at $950
Used Ford F-150"
2,149 Great Deals out of 182,380 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Taurus"
637 Great Deals out of 19,512 listings starting at $666.5
Used Buick Park Avenue"
20 Great Deals out of 872 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord"
1,397 Great Deals out of 76,861 listings starting at $999
Used Buick LeSabre"
111 Great Deals out of 3,537 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 40 listings starting at $11,995
2010 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 111 listings starting at $10,895
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 164 listings starting at $8,990
2008 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 319 listings starting at $3,999
2007 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 253 listings starting at $4,349