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2001 Ford Expedition Blew Spark Plug, fixed that now won't shift.

My Ford Expedition just blew a spark plug out so I replaced it with a repair kit. Seems to have fixed it but now the SUV will not shift from 1st to 2nd and so on... Does anyone know what's wrong?

Also when I replaced the spark plug, I used a repair kit that came with a sleve which you put in and then put the spark plug in that but it seems a little loose, any suggestions?

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On the trans you have a shifting module that might need replace just make sure that the shifting lever is aline with the mark on the shifting module.(Drivers side)
As far as the plug goes you can so thread lock tight to keep it in.

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