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Possible help needed


River22

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Colorado
Vehicle Year
1996
Make / Model
Ford explorer
Transmission
Automatic
Hey yall, may not be a ranger but i have a 1996 ford explorer sport v6 4.0l and i cant shift into 1st with the shifter on the column but i can shift into every other gear just fine. Just cant access 1st gear and in drive every gear works fine. Also i cant get into 4Lo unless i go into reverse first then once i go back into 2wd the 4x4 and 4lo will flash at me and im stuck in 2wd unless i play with ignition for a lil bit. Any advice im lost
 


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19Walt93

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Ford Technician
V8 Engine Swap
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Location
Canaan,NH
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
351
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Drop
3"
Tire Size
235/55R16
My credo
If you don't have time to do it right will you have time to do it over?
Is the shift linkage loose?
 

Bronc3

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2001/2002
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Supercab FX4
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
3"
Tire Size
32-11.50
Do the same two T40 bolts on the column come loose on the Explorer like they do on the Ranger?
 

River22

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Is the shift linkage loose?
That’s actually exactly what it was but no point in messing with it now cause im gonna have to put a whole new drive train in my truck
 

Eddo Rogue

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Location
Burbank,CA
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ranger 4x4
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
OHV
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
skyjacker front leveling kit
Tire Size
31-10.50R15
My credo
Crossed threads are tight threads.
Put a for sale sign on it. Buy a new used truck with less problems. Life is short.
 


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