My 1995 Taurus just recently started getting alot of play in the shifter. I've searched around but I only seem to find posts about loose shifters. My problem is a bit different it really has alot of Vertical play in it. I have to shift down to like 1 and back up a bit just to get into drive and going in reverse I have to go down to neurtal and back up a bit. I've tried adjusting the cable on top of the transmission in park, neurtal and 1st gear but it still has alot of play. I'm not really familiar with the steering column so i'm not sure if it's the cable or in the column somewhere.