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WON'T SHIFT INTO PARK

2002 Ford Explorer

Transmission problem
2002 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles

I had the transmission re-build in August 2008. Six months after repair, transmission won't sometimes engage when put in reverse, from " D" to " R" after I stop. Took it back to the repair shop and was told nothing wrong with it-they usually tried couple of times and it seems to work fine. They also hooked it to the code reader, and there was no given code - or at least that what I was told. Now my one year warranty expeired. Yeasterday, and after warming the car for about 3 minutes, I shift into drive " D", it dies out. Now, I could not shift it into " P" or even start the car. I can shift it in any gear except " P" and it won't start when in neutral " N". I pushed it back and forth few times, still won't shift into " P". Worse, It seems that the transmission does not engage at all in any gear. Sitting on almost flat surface, it free moves in any gear when pushed. Thank you for your help.
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Valpo284
January 17, 2010.




It sounds like the linkage has slipped. If it won't go into park, see if it will start in reverse. If I'm right and the linkage has slipped, you may see (R) in the car but the trans may be in (N). However, if the linkage has come off or isn't shifting at all, it won't matter what gear you see inside.

Try it and let me know what you find.
Joe

I actually tried starting it in all gears. No luck. So, how do I go about adjusting the linkage? I think it has to do with it! In few occusions when I thought the gear is on " D", it was actually in the low gear " 2", I could tell from the RPMs gage even though it shows it is on " D".

Thanks again.
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Valpo284
Jan 19, 2010.

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