I have a 2004 ford explorer xlt the gear shift broke when i went to put it on drive...how is that possible???
hello! will try to assist! you may have a broken shifter cable.when you turn the key to 'on' or 'start' the shifter just moves sloppy,or easily. right? thats a sign of broken shifter cable.i have a 1994 explorer 4x4 there is a shifter cable to your transmission,sometimes they break. the cable will need to be replaced. you can purchase new or used,but if you're going to keep the truck,buy it new. the older fords had a metal linkage to the transmission,without the push button 4x4 option. the new ones have a cable shifter,just another way to get into our pocket book. try this with 2 people [for safety] put your emergency brake on,turn key switch on. have someone,or you,look under the driverside of truck up at the transmission shifter cable to see if it's moving on the side of the transmission.whoevers setting in the drivers seat will have to move the shifter from park to low,with the emergency brake on so the truck does'nt move or their foot on the brake,that works too. just make sure your safe as the truck cannot move while the person's shifting the gears while you look under the truck for shifter movement on the transmission.if no movement on the transmission while the gears are shifted,the cables broken. there,i went through the steps to insure your safety,and to give you a solution. just always be safe when you're under or around a vehicle that you're trying to repair.remember this always!the vehicle can be replaced,you can not! thank you for choosing fixya com and i look forward to assisting you in the future.
Jan 22, 2011 |
1997 Ford Explorer AWD