I have a 2004 ford explore my gear selector will not line up when I put it gear. on 2004 Ford Explorer

The red line will not line up in the proper position.But it will be in gear, I must put it in different gears to make sure im in the right gear.

2 answers
shift needs adjustment.
could be cable or poss loose in column. pull plastic cover off behind steering wheel and ck the bolts for tightness