Thank you for your time. I have been searching forum archives for this question, but have not succeeded so far.

I have the 85 Cougar XR7, with the A4LD auto trans. The shifter began locking "out", allowing me only R-N-D. I cannot get the shifter up into Park.

Is the dysfunction IN the shifter or is it over in the steering column? I have been searching for awhile for this problem. I ran across someone mentioning a difficulty in the column with these models. I have lost that link.

If anyone has experience with this difficulty, could you share a link or explain what is going wrong?

much obliged,