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What is causing my 4l60e transmission to lose park and reverse?

When I bought the truck, it did not have park. I think the linkage cable needs replaced. A buddy tried to help me out and messed with the shift selector box and it worked as far as I had park, but then it wouldn't go into drive. So I had him undo what he did, so now im back to no park and now no reverse also. will replacing the cable fix my problem or could something else be causing this?

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SOURCE: 1995 F-150 Transmission won't shift into Park

Yes you can adjust the linkage. Go below and you will see where it attaches to the tranny. You will either have a cable or a rod connection.

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Sounds like a linkage/cable to me. Disconnect the linkage at the transmission and move the shift actuator by hand to see if there is the same things happening. Don't try to do this with the engine running unless someone is holding the brake inside the car.

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Check the linkage at the transmission. Have somebody move the selector while you watch the linkage move. It might be out of adjustment for reverse, or be binding up.

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Imput drum is built incorrectly or bad imput drum. trans assembled correctly, put on trans x and if trans does not operate correctly I will ship you one for $1000 www.TransmissionGarage.com

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