Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Truck will not go in park. Truck parks in reverse, reverses in neutral, goes to neutral in drive and drives in 2nd gear. How do I get it back to right configuration.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 21,873 Answers

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.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
jonbrown725
  • 73 Answers

SOURCE: 1994 Ford Ranger won't shift into drive

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

  • 149 Answers

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

wracefans24
  • 1985 Answers

SOURCE: reverse is park, nutral is reverse, drive is

You just need to adjust the gear shift linkage

Posted on Dec 25, 2009

  • 7 Answers

SOURCE: My 1999 ford explorer will not go into park;all other gears work

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

  • 1564 Answers

SOURCE: starts fine runs fine pull in gear it goes dead

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.

http://www.familycar.com/transmission.htm

Posted on Sep 16, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

WHILE DRIVING


10 Most Common Transmission Problems

www.transmissionrepaircostguide.com/10-common-transmission-proble...
Ever notice that while driving that the car hesitates or refuses to go into gear? ... For automatic transmissions, you might notice that when shifting into drive or park ....Neutral and park gears no problem, but drive, 1st, 2nd and reverse engages ...

Trans Goes Into Neutral While Driving - Transmission ...

www.transmissionrepaircostguide.com/topic/trans-goes-into-neutral/
Jun 5, 2015 - When I put it in drive, and begin to drive away the transmission will put itself in neutral. When I slow back down, it will go back into gear.

Jan 13, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Gear shifter will not go in park. shows in reverse but is actaully in park. all are off by 1.. R=park, N= reverse, D-= neautral, etc


check that the selector on the side of the tranny is tight and properly adjusted. Re adjust so that gear selected lines up with lights

Jan 13, 2013 | 2002 Ford Excursion

1 Answer

Shifter is erratic. wont start in park. drives forward when shifted to reverse, sometimes drives forward when in park. sometimes reverse is neutral (which is good so it will start!!!) what is going on???


It sounds like the linkage at the transmission has come loose. Have someone get inside and move the shift lever from gear to gear so you can see where the linkage is on your transmission. You'll have to climb under ypou truck to see this, on the drivers side. check to see that all the bolts are tight. Your switch that allows you truck to start in Park or Neutral is located there.

Oct 25, 2012 | Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

How do you adjust the shift cable on a 1995 gmc jimmy, wont go into reverse or park.


On the 1995 Jimmy, the shift cable can come loose on the mount on the side of the transmission where the cable meets the trans. When it slips, the alignment goes off and causes the driver to not be able to put the trans into park. If you take a long stick you can push the shift arm on the trans to the park position and your trans will go into park.....what you (and I) really need to know is how to take the shift cable mount apart and reset it.

Aug 05, 2012 | GMC Jimmy Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hi, I own a 1997 Ford E 350 Econoline, I have the following transmission engagement problem: Truck will not start: Transmission will not engage any gear, neutral or park. The shift lever feels like is not...


The weld on the manual lever is known to break loose. First, with the wheels off the ground, with the lever in the park position, does the drive shaft lock in park? If yes or no sometimes, drop the trans pan. I bet the nut on the lever camd loose.

Mar 31, 2010 | 1994 Ford Econoline

2 Answers

When i put my truck into reverse my lights dont work however if i pull my shifter back inbetween reverse and neutral if i get this one spot they come on


There is usually a switch mounted on the transmission. Perhaps it has gotten loose or something is worn or broken. Your gear selection goes park, reverse, neutral and drive. Since the switch is not coming on from park to reverse but it kinda does if you go past reverse (neutral) then it sounds like the switch has moved from its original place. That's why I think it is loose. Good Luck!

Mar 15, 2010 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4WD

2 Answers

Everytime I put my car i park it goes into reverse.


It sounds like you have a damaged shifter cable.It is an adjustable cable but if it is that far out of adjustment then it is probably damaged. Replace it.

May 07, 2009 | 2000 Pontiac Firebird

1 Answer

1994 Ford Ranger won't shift into drive


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.

Jan 15, 2009 | 1994 Ford Ranger Supercab

1 Answer

88 s10 won't turn off


also a s10 owner, my truck shuts off when i put it in park...yours is your shift cable ..adjust cable (without running) p,r,n,d and so on, making sure your indicator is in correct spot.

Dec 24, 2008 | Mitsubishi Lancer Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

140 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76070 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...