Shift Lever Problem 1994 Ford F-150 Auto Transmission
My shift lever on my 1994 Ford F150 Auto Transmission has slipped and now I have difficulty putting the truck into park and have to search around for neutral in order to start the car. Is this something a lay person (somewhat mechanically adept) can fix or does this need to go to a transmission shop?
If a layman can do it, I'd appreciate some directions.
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Re: Shift Lever Problem 1994 Ford F-150 Auto Transmission
Can you see where rods/linkages go to transmission, or does it have cable shift set-up? Have you got that far yet, as in getting under & having a look? (with park brake on please, or blocks at wheels.)
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... and strengthen a broken gear shift lever on a 1997 Ford F-150.... Loose shift lever on Steering wheel Ford F150 F250 F350 E150 E250 E350
If automatic most likely lingage between transmission and shift lever. possible bushings associated with and possibley the shift lever pivot bushing if it's "sloppy". Similar if, Standard but could be broken shift fork inside transmission.
The neutral safety switch is located on the transmission shift lever. Its held onto the transmission case by 2 bolts in slotted holes. You will need to remove the kickdown lever. The switch will slip off the shift lever with just a little pry if dirty. Replace the switch while the transmission is in neutral. There is a small hole in the side of the switch to stick a small pin or awl into to locate the neutral position of the switch. I would try to adjust the old switch before replacing it.
The linkage may be out of adjustment preventing the shifter from moving into reverse or park.
One way to test this is to disconnect the linkage and manually move the lever on the transmision making sure that it can be set into park. Also try moving the lever counting each click from park to low gear to make sure it is clicking into each gear. If this works then the linkage is probably out of adjustment.
On the link cable there is typically a bolt in an oval shaped metal near the transmission shift lever.
1)Detach the shift cable from the transmission shift lever
2)Put the transmision shift lever in the park position, and also the shifter in the cab
3)Loosen the adjustment bolt
4)Reattach the cable to the lever
5)Tighten the adjustment bolt in place
6)Confirm that you can shift through all of the gears
Hope this helps
What trans? AOD? This is 1992 F Series, all I have.
Shift Controls, Automatic Transmission
The transmission shift control linkage or cable transfers the transmission operating mode from the selector lever to the transmission. The indicated transmission position on the steering column is transferred to a shift lever on the bottom of the steering column. On vehicles equipped with cable-operated shift systems, the indicated position of the transmission selector lever is transferred to the transmission through the shift cane, then to the cable, and down to the transmission manual shift lever at the transmission. On vehicles equipped with shift rod assemblies, the rod transfers the indicated transmission selector level position through a bell crank assembly to a control rod. The control rod transfers the indicated position to the transmission assembly.
Automatic Transmission Manual Linkage Adjustments
With the engine stopped and the parking brake applied, place the transmission selector lever at the steering column in the D (DRIVE position) for C6 applications and in the (D) (OVERDRIVE position) for AOD and E4OD applications, and hold against the D or (D) stop by applying a three-pound force to the selector lever knob.
Loosen the shift rod adjusting nut at point A. Refer to the following illustrations.
Shift the manual lever at the transmission into the (D) (overdrive) position for E4OD, by moving the lever all the way rearward, then forward two detents.
With the selector lever and transmission manual lever in the(D) position, tighten the nut at point A to 17-24 Nm (12-18 ft-lb) torque. Use care to prevent motion between the stud and rod.
Remove the three-pound force from the steering column selector lever knob.
Operate the shift lever in all positions to make certain that the manual lever at the transmission is in full detent in all gear ranges. Re-adjust the linkage if required.
On F-Super Duty Chassis Cab and Motorhome and Commercial Chassis recheck for correct operation of the automatic transmission selector indicator (PRN(D)21). Refer to Section 11-04A, Steering Column, Shift Rod Within Tube.
CAUTION: Under no circumstances will it be permissible to adjust linkage in any position other than the(D) position for E4OD applications.
From inside the vehicle, place the column shift select lever in the DRIVE position (C6) of the OVERDRIVE (AOD and E4OD). Hang a three-pound weight on the selector lever.
Raise vehicle on a hoist.
Remove the shift cable from the transmission lever ball stud.
Pull down the lock tab on the shift cable body.
Position the transmission shift lever in the DRIVE position (C6) or the OVERDRIVE position (AOD and E4OD). This is three detents from the front-most lever position with the first position counting as one.
Connect the cable end fitting to the transmission lever ball stud.
Push up on the lock tab to lock the cable in the correctly adjusted position.
Lower vehicle down from hoist and remove the three-pound weight from the column shift select lever.
After making the adjustment, check for park engagement. Check the transmission control lever in all detent positions with the engine running to make sure correct detent/transmission actions. Readjust if necessary.
The first thing to check is the linkage. Sometimes the linkage will slip, Block the wheels on the car (both front and rear) to prevent rolling. Locate the shift linkage on your transmission, and loosen the nut. You should be able to move the shift lever through all the gears, including "P" and "R". Place the transmission shift lever in "Park" (on the transmission) then move the shift lever (inside the car) in the "P" position and tighten the nut (not a bad idea to use a new locking nut here) You should now be able to shift through all gears. If this does not work, you have a more serious problem that may include a worn or broken belt or broken parking pawl inside the transmission.
Chances are it's all in the shift tower. There are pins and springs that hold it in place. When they become worn the lever can twist or move up and down, causing a real pain. If you take off the shift boot (four screws under folds of boot), you should be able to see the shift tower. I would check around for the best price on parts, but they should be readily available at your local dealership. Have the tranny in neutral before you start (for ease of reassembly).
Problem Solved Look No Longer. Overdrive switch fuse blown, auto door locks not working, fuse after fuse after fuse, chasing wires grrrr. Remove the steering column cover (3 screws from the bottom) opens like a **** shell. Your switch is located on the shift lever, the wire for the switch is routed through the handle and comes out where the shift lever mounts to the column. Look very closely at the wire in this area. Most likely rubbed through. MR