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HELP PLEASE, My husbands 2000 crown Victoria 4.6L v8s shift linkage cable broke while he was driving needless to say the car is in drive we got part he has been trying to manually put it in park from under the car im freaking out cause this is dangerous. Even manually trying to put it in park so we can start it and get it on a friends lift cause the nut is of course rusted on old shift linkage cable... any ideas why even when my husband manually puts it in park it wont start..?

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I hope you got it fixed by now. If he works on it, make sure that the emergency brake is on and the tires are chocked. I have done a lot of work on the ground underneath the car and safety is always number one before I start to do the work. As for the car not starting, the only reason I can think of is that it is not in park or the neutral safety switch is not reading it in park. You can try it in neutral also.

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You cannot take the sleeve off. It comes with a new cable. Shift cable is enough for any parts man to know what you need. Generally this item is a dealer part.

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Sounds like you have lost the transmission. There are bands that clamp down to lock the transmission into the gear you want. They are controlled by a hydrolic unit located in the trans. The first thing I would do is have a shop pull the trans oil pan and see if it is full of chips of metal. If so you definately have a problem. At the same time they can look at the bands and see if one of them is broken. another cause would be that metal has gotten into the hydrolic valve body and frozen the drive band portion so it will not function. You may also get lucky and have it be an internal adjustment of the drive band. Good Luck, RAC

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It sounds like you have a damaged shifter cable.It is an adjustable cable but if it is that far out of adjustment then it is probably damaged. Replace it.

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most likely the shift tube bushings are bad- you may have also lost a few screws in the shift tube or they could just be loose. you have to pull the steernig column down to inspect/repair it.

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