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1992 ford explorer, parked at night and next day would not go for

1992 ford explorer, parked at night and next day would not move forward. Reverse works fine and 4x4 push buttons won't work. Is this electrical, a cylinoid or is the tranny shot? Please help, this is my daughters car and I do okay at simple repairs but am not a mechanic.

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  • rooster123 May 11, 2010

    how far have you move it in reverse? sometimes the brakes lock up/rust and prevent it from moving forward but will allow it to move backward. Make sure the e-brake is released



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Check transmission fluid level! warm it up and run it through all the different positions from park to first... do this a couple of times... check the level now in park while running! if low add half bottles of tranny fluid at a time "dont" over fill it. now repeat the selection process again in all different positions. if the level is good... then you may have to take it to a shop and have it looked at.

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