Out local autocross club has a 1999 E350 van to get our equipment to and from events. Recently the shifter stopped working. One of the other club members found the following this weekend.
"I pulled the engine cover off inside the van and pushed the shift arm on the side of the tranny back to the 'P' position. Van fired up. :-) If you move the shift lever in the P->R->N->D->2->L direction the shift arm moves fine and the tranny engages the desired selection. Move the shift lever in the L->2->D->N->R->P direction...NOTHING! Ideas? It has one shift cable, the problem appears to be in the dash/column area..."
Anyone have experience on what we need to fix without us tearing apart the entire column to see what we find?