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    Default Box steering column spring for shifter

    How does the shifter spring in column come out?
    My shifter is loose forward and backwards shifts into gear fine
    Itís a 79 Marquis and there is a 88 Ltd at junkyard for parts

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    I have a 79 shift column here, but it's from a fox body. I can take a look if you think it will help
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    I don't know if the 79 one is different, but I've done this on an 86

    Take the shrouds off the column so you can see it
    Shift lever comes off. Should be a pin that retains it. I think it drives up from the bottom then the lever will just pull out of the hole.

    Once thats out you should be able to remove the bracket that holds the spring. Been a while so memory is fuzzy here but I think there is one screw holding it, the L shaped piece comes out, then you can pull the pin with the spring around it off. Once the covers are off its pretty obvious how its held in there.

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
    5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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    Fox does look similar setup
    I think if shifter is on column

    Ok was at junk yard a 88 there got other
    Parts might go back and try again

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    So here is a pic of my fox body shifter spring

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    Looks like a couple of torx or allens to remove brackets and the spring.

    Might help you, might not.

    Just wanted to follow up
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    Looks about the same as the Panther one if I remember right. Its not real complicated, once you have eyes on the thing, figuring out how to take it apart is pretty obvious.

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
    5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

    Quote Originally Posted by phayzer5 View Post
    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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