The parking brake in my 2000 Ford Explorer is not holding. Rolling backwards when in park with clicking sound. The gear selector looks like it is in park, but I have to put it in park again w/ more force to get it to stay.
I bought this used w/ 150,000 miles on it 2 yrs ago and took it to Ford dealer to fix known problems, 2 of which were parking brake not holding and gear selector not always going into park. They replaced the shifter cable and the rear parking brake cables. A year & 10,000 miles later, the gear selector felt looser and not always truly in park. Now 2 yrs later and at 170,000, it is rolling backwards and today it wouldn't start (wouldn't shift into any gear). A friend looked underneath and "pushed the lever at the box where the cable assembly hooks into transmission" and the gear selector moved again and it did start.
Am I going to need the same repair again that I got 20,000 miles ago? Pretty pricey. Or can we fix ourselves? Thank you!
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 4:22 AM