The column shifter is loose, when it is in the park position the truck will roll until i push the shifter arm up a little more same goes to starting the truck if the shifter isn't up all the way it won,t start until i push the shifter arm up.
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Re: loose column shifter
Look under dash where steering column is. Find the connection for the shift cable. see if the mount that the cable end connects to is loose. wiggle it. If it is there are 2 torx screws that mount the bracket to the shift tube that you need to tighten. I think they are a T-27 size bit. This is a common problem on fords. easy fix. I usually will take the screws out and use a thread locking compound in them to stop it from happening again.
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Had this happen on 2 separate Ford Explorers. On one the problem was solved by simply pushing on the vehicle and rolling it about 8" until it locked into park. Had to do this a few times when stopped on level ground and the vehicle had not actually clicked into park. Then mysteriously the problem went away.
On the second vehicle the device in the steering column that actuates the little stop had to be replaced. We did go ahead and replace the brake pedal switch at the same time just as a precaution. On this Explorer the driver had broken the stop by forcing the shifter out of park. This caused the replacement to be slightly more difficult.
Sounds like it's in the column, which is very common for Fords around this time.
You can also expect to eventually have to push the column shifter up into the park position (even though it's in park), to start the vehicle; have to pull the shifter towards you to use the overdrive cutout function, and all kinds of fun stuff like that.
I am assuming that the vehicle has power and starts ok.Most Toyotas have a shift lock solenoid in the center console around the shifter.This usually fails.If it is this model(shifter in the centre console,not on the steering column),there should be a little lever at the base of the shifter stem and just on the front of it.Push this downwards while pulling the shifter out of park.It is a little awkward as you may need both hands but it will get you going until the solenoid is replaced.You will probably need to do this each time that you restart your vehicle from the park position.Also this is solenoid is usually actuated by key on and the brake pedal depressed so really you would need to test whether the brake switch is supplying power signal to the solenoid.Get back if these instructions dont get your fault remedied and I can supply more tests for you to do.
There are multiple things that must all happen in order for the shifter to move from park.
1. Make sure the key ignition switch is in the "Run" position (the position just before the "start" position).
2. Brake pedal is depressed (usually pushed in a couple of inches or more at least to release the button on the shifter).
3. Push in the button on the shifter and pull back (you may need to push the shifter slightly forward or back a little for the button to move freely).
If the button on the shifter still doesn't push in freely, there is a problem with the mechanical lock-out linkage or electronic switch that releases the button lock. Check under the dash area along the brake pedal arm for anything that doesn't look correct.
4. If the car is on an incline/slope/hill, it will put a lot of pressure on the parking pin in the transmission. Usually a strong tug or pull on the shifter will pull it out while you're pushing on the brake pedal to prevent rolling when it releases. Make sure to set the parking/emergency brake first to prevent this next time .
Th car requires you to push the brake pedal down in order to unlock the column shifter - there's a pressure switch on the brake pedal arm that is closed when you push the pedal down. It's likely that this switch has become defective. Change that and you should be back in business.