2003 Ford Explorer Q&A
2003 Ford Explorer Question: Hard to move Gear Shift from Drive to Park
I have a 2003 Ford Explorer and it is very hard to move from any gear right of the P sign.. meaning If im in 1st, 2nd gear, Drive, Neutral, or Reverse its hard to go into park. I have to basically pull the gear shifter towards me and then up and it will finally go into park (I bought it this way). The gear shifter is on the steering column, not on the console in between the seats. - danialise4
Sounds like a binding shift cable, or a bent or damaged shifter linkage. A good phyiscal inspection by a technician is in order to see what is happening. - DaveJHM
I have a 2002 Explorer in the shop right now, it had the same problem, now the shift selector is broken. The cause on this was the shift interlock solenoid did not release completely. Be aware that Ford won't sell these parts separately, you need to buy the complete steering mechanism for about $1200,00. Get your truck to a shop and ask them to diagnose the problem before the shifter will break. Zee - ZeeTech
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