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How to adjust shift linkage?

Sometimes the shift linkage doesnt fully engauge into park.

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  • dcrboy Jan 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. If I get under the car I can put it into park by hand but am unable to do it in the car. Any help on how to adjust it would be appreciated thanks.

  • thinkingpink Feb 02, 2009

    I am having the same problem with my 2001 expedition.  Can get under truck to manually set to park but cannot engage park from inside truck.  Any help is appreciated.

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ghost4548
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SOURCE: TRASMISSION IS GOOD BUT WONT SHIFT INTO REVERSE DUE TO LINKAGE NOT BEING RIGHT

Go to http://www.hmaservice.com/ and register the vehicle (By VIN). Afterward you'lll have access to manuals, wiring diagrams, service bulletins, etc.
Good Luck.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: wont fully engage in first gear

More than likely you have a five speed in your vehicle. A very hard item to find in an Expedition. There is no adjustment unfortunately. Sounds like you have a bent shifter fork internally in the transmission. This will require removal and a tear down of the tranny to correct. Good luck. Let me know what you discover.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: When truck is in park, sometimes won't start

it could be that the starter may be failing

Posted on May 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 98 Mountaineer and I'm having trouble

Adjustment is best left to the Garage as if you muck it up you will not be able to select park.

There is an adjustment on the gearbox.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

noranda21
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SOURCE: I replaced a seal on the shift linkage on my 87'

screw in filter) could be bad and is not allowing the ATF to flow.

Posted on Dec 12, 2010

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SOURCE: 1997 GMC Sierra 2500 (350 Vortec) 4x4 - My shift

your park netraul safty switch is bad



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