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I'm assuming the shifter is on the column. The linkage would be between the column and the transmission in the engine compartment.
You should be able to disconnect the linkage at the transmission, put the transmission in park, then check the linkage to see if it is bent or stretched with the shifter in park.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
In 9 out of 10 cases when I see this problem in the ranger, it is the planetary gear in the transmission. It is made of the cheapest metal available. It breaks usually from going to park before the truck stops or switching from reverse to drive while still rolling. Just a Idea , But I hope it isn't that . Reverse will work fine for a while, and have no forward gears.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
SOURCE: car will not shift into gear
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.
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
DIsconnext and reconnect the linkage at the transmission. You may want top replace the linkage cable all together. Make sure you set the parking break and block the tires
Posted on Apr 14, 2010
Hi Brent: I'm no mechanic but I would look for a vacuum leak. I had a old car that did this to me. Started and idled strong but you couldn't put it in gear or it would die. After weeks of various male friends looking at it one finally found the problem. Turns out it was a vacuum leak or Vacuum Modulator. I found this page online that might help... It explains how auto trans work... etc. Hope it helps.
Posted on Sep 16, 2012
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