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Have a 2000-2007 Taurus with floor shift? Is your shift knob loose as it is rattling around? Well, there is a simple solution to that. Under the knob itself there is a short black tube that houses the shifter itself. Pull that down and it will reveal two screws. Just tighten those screws and your problem will be solved.

Note: You need an industrial screwdriver to perform the job. The screws aren't in traditional Phillips/flathead format.
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Fixed your spelling and grammar. And what's this industrial screwdriver? You mean you need a Torx bit?


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Can a mod or admin change the title and text to reflect that this is the same procedure for a Gen III with a floor shifter?

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I believe the Gen III is a Phillip's head screwdriver...

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This is a great tip!!! Thanks. I found my shifter handle was actually a Torx T20. All is tight again, and I appreciate it. My Taurus is a G4 (02 SEL)

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Have a 2000-2007 Taurus with floor shift? Is your shift knob loose as it is rattling around? Well, there is a simple solution to that. Under the knob itself there is a short black tube that houses the shifter itself. Pull that down and it will reveal two screws. Just tighten those screws and your problem will be solved.

Note: You need an industrial screwdriver to perform the job. The screws aren't in traditional Phillips/flathead format.
Awsome... Been wondering about that... will give it a shot real soon!.. guess I gotta fine an "industrial screwdriver" first .
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THANK YOU for Posting This ... Quick Fix in Less Than 5 Minutes.
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What do you mean pull the black tube down? How can you do that?
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Bob, on gen3 floor shifters there's a black plastic sleeve under the knob you slide down to expose the 2 torx set screws.
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