1993 Ford F-150 Shift linkage is not working properly

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  • 1993 FORD F-150

Transmission problem
1993 Ford F-150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 190000 miles

I can still put the shift leaver into forward and neutral.
However because of the excessive slop in the shift leaver,
I cannot put the transmission into park and reverse.
Sincerely: Nick Campbell
Would be glad to donate some small amount. I am a retired Canadian

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 11:41 AM

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Hi islandnick, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

Could be a problem with the parking pawl linkage-investigate from the gear shift to the tranny for any worned out components

CAUTION: All parts must be handled carefully to avoid nicking or burring the bearing or mating surfaces. Lubricate all internal parts with clean automatic transmission fluid before assembling them. Do not use any other lubricants except on gaskets and thrust washers. These may be coated with petroleum jelly to facilitate assembly. Always use new gaskets and seals when assembling transmission.

Parking Pawl Mechanism


Unfasten and remove parking pawl guide plate from case.
Remove spring, parking pawl, and shaft from case.
Working from the pan mounting surface, drill a 1/8 inch hole through center of cupped plug. Pull plug from case with a wire hook.
Lift end of spring off park plate pin to relieve tension.
Parking Plate Shaft Replacement


Thread a 1/4-20 X 1-1/4 inch bolt into park plate shaft. Pull shaft from case with screw.

Reverse procedure to install.
NOTE: When installing guide plate on case, make sure that actuating rod is seated in slot of plate.

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