I have a 97 explorer 4.0 v6. The shifter is extremely tight and sloppy. Had my mechanic look at it and he disconnected the shifter from the transmission and said it was just as tight, and suggested that the shifter assembly is likely just very tight. He greased it all down. It's still tight but loosens up a little sporadically. Could it be the bushings on the inside of the shifter, or is it just going to stay hard/sloppy to shift?