The shifter in my '87 GT flops side to side, so I yanked apart the center console and found the selector cable (the one closest to the driver) had popped off of the shifter stick at the ball joint. Closer inspection showed the axle pin that holds it in place is SHEARED OFF
Any idea what would have caused that to happen? I bought the car non running after sitting for many years, I was going to drain the gas tank today but realized the fuel filter removal is going to require jacking the car up, so instead I checked the only "obviously broken" issue I had noticed.
As for fixing, I was thinking about drilling out and threading for a new pin and just using some threaded rod as a pin.