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How can I change my 1991 explorer from manual to an automatic? I would like to put a floor shift instead of removing the column. Where can I find the floor shift parts?

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The wiring is completely different and so is the computer. Best to buy a complete donor truck and swap the parts around

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The gear shifter on my 1998 Pontiac SE coupe will not unlock so I can take the car out of park


Do you have column or floor shifter ?
All automatic transaxle models use an electric park lock system. Within the housing assembly, a lock cylinder is connected to an actuator which rotates and engages on the electric park lock solenoid. When the floor-shift lever is not in the park position, the actuator disengages from the electric park lock solenoid slider. This allows the lock cylinder to move to the lock position. With the shift lever in PARK and the lock cylinder in LOCK, the actuator cam is positioned against the electric park lock solenoid slider. This prevents the shift lever from shifting out of the PARK position.
The column-shift automatic transaxle model uses a flexible cable actuator instead of an electric park lock system. One end of the cable is attached to the gate assembly. The other end of the cable is attached to the column mounted housing assembly. This system functions similarly to the floor-shift ignition lock system.
The manual transaxle model uses a push button lock cylinder. A clutch start switch is used. The clutch pedal must be pressed before the engine will crank. Refer to Park Lock System Check .
CAN you turn the key on ?
The gear selector does not shift out of PARK with the brake pedal depressed and the ignition switch in RUN.
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Always On with Ignition in Run
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No

1

Was the BTSI System Check performed?
--
Go to Step 2
Go to Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check

2

Is this a column shift vehicle?
--
Go to Step 3 yes
Go to Step 4 no

3

  1. Move the gear selector to the PARK position.
  2. Disconnect the automatic transaxle control connector
  3. Turn the ignition switch to RUN.
  4. Connect the test lamp between terminal B and ground.
Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 4
Go to Step 8

4

  1. Disconnect the brake switch connector C2.
  2. Move the ignition switch to RUN.
Can you shift the transaxle out of the PARK position?
--
Go to Step 5
Go to Step 8

5

Is the brake switch adjusted properly?
--
Go to Step 6
Go to Step 7

6

Replace the brake switch.
Is the repair complete?
--
System OK
--

7

Adjust the brake switch.
Is the repair complete?
--
System OK
--

8

  1. Disconnect the BTSI solenoid connector (column shift vehicles) or disconnect the automatic transaxle control connector (console shift vehicles).
  2. Move the ignition switch to RUN.
Can you shift the transaxle out of the PARK position?
--
Go to Step 9
Go to Step 10

9

Repair the short to power in CKT 1135.
Is the repair complete?
--
System OK
--

10

Test for sticking or binding in the shift linkage.
Does the shift linkage stick or bind?
--
Go to Step 11
Go to Step 12

11

Repair the shift linkage.
Is the repair complete?
--
System OK
--

12

Replace the BTSI solenoid (column shift vehicles) or replace the automatic transaxle control (console shift vehicles).
Is the repair complete?
--
System OK
Go to Step 1

May 18, 2015 | Pontiac Cars & Trucks

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Brake shift interlock solenoid


column or floor shifter ?
Brake Shift Interlock Actuator - Floor Shift Removal and Installation
NOTE: The brake shift interlock actuator is not serviced individually. If replacement is required, install a new floor shift selector lever assembly.
For additional information, refer to Selector Lever - Floor Shift in this section.
Brake Shift Interlock Actuator - Column Shift Removal and Installation
  1. Set the parking brake.
  1. Remove the steering column shrouds.
  1. Turn the ignition to the accessory position and apply the brake or actuate the brake shift interlock actuator (BSIA) override.
  1. Put the selector lever into the NEUTRAL position.
  1. Disconnect the BSIA electrical connector.
  1. Remove the BSIA screw.
  1. Gently pry the clip up and remove the BSIA.
  1. NOTE: During installation, verify that the BSIA override has been activated and the slider is fully rearward. Before rotating the selector lever from NEUTRAL into PARK, align the selector lever tab into the BSIA. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

May 26, 2017 | Ford Expedition Cars & Trucks

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I have 91 ford explorer and the transmission was not slipping. I parked it one day and it no longer shifts into gear. This is an automatic. Could the drive shaft be out or does this sound like a shift...


First thing check your fluid level, its low enough it won't go into gear and if its full, then check your shift linkage, it should be cable and it may have broke and last if the cable and fluid are good, check the shifter column thats attached to the steering column if its loose or worn out it could prevent it from going into gear.

Mar 22, 2011 | 1991 Ford Explorer

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Removing heater core


This is for a 2.3L
Hope this helps, it it does please leave feedback Thank You and Good Luck

REMOVAL
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Drain cooling system.
  3. Raise and support vehicle.
  4. Disconnect heater hoses from heater core assembly.
  5. Remove drain tube.
  6. Lower vehicle.
  7. If equipped, remove console as follows:
    1. Apply parking brake and block drive wheels.
    2. Position transaxle shift lever in Neutral.
    3. On models with automatic transaxle, remove clip retaining shift lever handle to lever, then remove shift lever handle.
    4. On models with manual transaxle, turn shift lever handle counterclockwise to remove from lever.
    5. On all models, carefully pry upward on outer edges of console trim plate.
    6. Disconnect electrical connectors and ashtray lamp from console trim plate, then remove trim plate from console.
    7. Remove console to mounting bracket attaching screws, then remove console.
  1. Right and left sound insulators.
  2. Steering column opening filler.
Floor Air Duct Outlet 58917672

  1. Floor air outlet duct.
  2. Heater core cover.
  3. Heater core mounting clamps and remove heater core.
INSTALLATION
  1. Heater core and heater core mounting clamps.
  2. Heater core cover.
  3. Floor air outlet duct.
  4. Right and left sound insulators.
  5. Console.
  6. Steering column opening filler.
  7. Raise vehicle.
  8. Heater hoses to heater core.
  9. Drain tube to heater case.
  10. Lower vehicle.
  11. Negative battery cable.
  12. Fill cooling system and check for leaks.

Jan 01, 2011 | 1994 Pontiac Grand Am

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Chevy Transmission problems


First thing is to read out, with a rented scanner, whatever codes the computer is storing instead of just replacing parts. You didn't say whether the transmission is automatic or manual--there are different troubleshooting procedures for each type. Is the shift a floor or column type?

Sep 17, 2009 | 1994 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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Ford explorer gear shift problem


needs shift tube bushings... you have to pull the steering column down to replace the bushings and put the screw back in the shift tube

May 27, 2009 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

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Automatic transmission slipping


if it is slipping and the trans fluid level is within specs then the forward clutch pack in the trans is worn out and you need an overhaul.

Mar 17, 2009 | 1991 Honda Accord

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Can u interchange manual and automatic hubs?


You can change the hubs from auto ones to manual one it a lot cheaper if you buy new ones just have to remove the onld one read and follow the directions

Jan 13, 2009 | 1991 Ford Explorer

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How to take off steering wheel.


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
If necessary for access or service remove the steering wheel. Except for on 1967-69 simulated wood wheels, be sure to use a steering wheel puller.
  1. Remove the nut/bolt from the upper intermediate shaft coupling, then separate the coupling from the lower end of the steering column.
  2. If equipped with a column mounted shifter, disconnect the transmission control linkage from the column shift tube levers.
  3. If equipped with a floor shifter, disconnect the backdrive linkage.
  4. Disengage all of the electrical connectors from the steering column assembly.
  5. Remove the floor pan cover-to-floor screws, the floor seal, and the cover.
  6. Remove the steering column bracket-to-instrument panel nuts and carefully lower the column. If equipped with an automatic transmission, disconnect the shift position indictor pointer.
Once the steering column has been removed from the vehicle, be careful not to drop it (especially on it's end), lean on it or damage it in any way; the column is very susceptible to damage.
  1. Remove the column from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Position the steering column in the vehicle. If equipped with an automatic transmission, connect the shift position indicator pointer.
  2. Raise the column into position, then install the column bracket-to-instrument panel nuts and tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  3. Install the floor pan seal and cover, then secure using the retaining screws.
  4. Engage all of the electrical connectors to the steering column assembly.
  5. If equipped with a floor shifter, connect the backdrive linkage.
  6. If equipped with a column mounted shifter, connect the transmission control linkage to the column shift tube levers.
  7. Connect the intermediate shaft coupling to the lower end of the steering column, then secure using the nut/bolt.
  8. If removed for access or service, align the matchmarks and install the steering wheel.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

Good luck..

Nov 23, 2008 | 1986 Chevrolet El Camino

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Steering column


  1. Set the parking brake.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Unbolt the intermediate shaft from the steering column.
  4. Disconnect the shift linkage rod(s) from the column.
  5. Remove the steering wheel.
If you have a tilt column, the steering wheel MUST be in the full UP position when it is removed.
  1. Remove the floor cover screws at the base of the column.
  2. Remove the steering column shroud by place the bottom screw in the No.1 position and pulling the shroud up and away from the column.
  3. On automatics, remove the shift indicator cable.
  4. Remove the instrument panel column opening cover.
  5. Remove the bolts securing the column support bracket to the pedal support bracket.
  6. Disconnect the turn signal/hazard warning harness and the ignition switch harness.
  7. Lift the column from the vehicle.
  8. Remove the column support bracket
To install:
  1. Install the column support bracket making sure that the wiring is outboard of the column. Torque the nuts to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  2. Start the floor cover clamp bolt and press the plate until the clamp flats touch the stops on the column outer tube.
  3. Install the column through the floor opening.
  4. Connect the turn signal/hazard warning and ignition harnesses.
  5. Raise the column and install the 2 support bolts.
  6. Tighten the floor cover bolts to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  7. Torque the support bracket bolts to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  8. Torque the cover plate clamp bolt to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  9. Install and adjust the shift indicator cable, on automatics.
  10. Install the instrument panel column opening cover.
  11. Install the column shroud.
  12. Torque the shroud bottom screw to 15 inch lbs.
  13. Connect the shifter rod(s).
  14. Connect the intermediate shaft. Torque the bolt to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
Good luck...

Nov 01, 2008 | 1983 Ford F150

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