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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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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.

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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.

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