Steering Column Shift Lever Difficult to Operate
This is a 2002 Ranger 4x2 3.0L V6 with an Automatic Transmission.
The transmission itself shifts fine while driving. The issue is the steering column mounted shift lever being difficult to operate. Not like you have to put all your body weight into it to get the lever to move, just overly stiff lever movement in general across the whole range the shift lever can travel, forward and backward.
Is this a common thing in an aging ranger? Quick fix? Just have to live with it? Any thoughts/help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!