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Old January 28th, 2010, 08:08 AM   #1
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A guy I work with has a 98 F150 4X4 with the 5.4 and automatic transmission. It has around 95,000 miles on it.
The problem he's having is recently it started acting up when he puts it in park. When he comes to a stop he puts it park like he always did, but when he gets out of the truck it starts to roll. If he gets back in and pushes the gear selector harder into park it will eventually lock into park, holding the truck.
The question I have is this... Is there a way to adjust the linkage or is this an internal problem in the transmission? Anyone have experience with this or know enough about that transmision to tell me where he needs to start looking for a fix?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 08:18 AM   #2
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Nobody knows?
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cable adjustment maybe?
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cable adjustment maybe?
I don't know. Maybe?
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I mean if he pushes up harder, and then it actually works, then try just adjusting the cable out a bit.
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I mean if he pushes up harder, and then it actually works, then try just adjusting the cable out a bit.
I'll let him know. I have no experience with these at all.
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It's probably a cable adjustment or the internal linkage in the trans is bent or the spring for the parking pawl engagement is weak, broken or both. It's a pretty simple part, start with the cable adjustment.
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my expedition did this, the bracket under the dash attached to the column was loose and it got bad enough it wouldnt start sometimes.
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I'c check the external parts first for wear/cracks or damage/losseness, then adjust the cable...its probably just a stretched cable (which is part of the reason for them being adjustable)
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my expedition did this, the bracket under the dash attached to the column was loose and it got bad enough it wouldnt start sometimes.
i have seen this under the dash the screws come lose and need to be tighted up
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It was a simple cable adjustment, thanks!
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sounds good! Glad it was a cable. On my dodge it used a series of pushrods and bellcranks to do it, they got rusty and then broke.
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