2002 Ford Ranger Q&A
2002 Ford Ranger Question: Hard to move automatic gear shift that is inside of cab on colum.
I am having difficulty in moving the gear selector from park to D2. I disconnected the cable at the transmission under the vehicle and there was no resistance what so ever. I then moved the linkage bar on the transmission itself by hand when the cable was disconnected and i could move it. Someone told me that it mat be the transmission sensor attached to the linkage and that the plastic sensor may have too much around it to shift properly? Or could it be the cable? Thank you for your help. Russ - Captaincar6
Possible or most likely binding 'inside' the netural safety switch that's behind the trans. linkage. I think that is what you called the sensor. They give some trouble from time to time!! You could move it by hand but with the cable attached it may bind up at some point from P to D2. - pushrod