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Won't shift into park or D1

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Old 10-07-2018
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Won't shift into park or D1

Hi guys> I m a new /returning ranger guy. My latest ranger which I have owned for approximately 2 months >one day decided it would not go into park when I got Home. The truck is a 2001 Ranger XLT 4.0 auto 4x4 with 169000 miles on it. When I initially had the problem I checked you tube and they mentioned that this is a common problem with ford trucks and if you tighten the 2 T30 torx bolts above the brake pedal this would fix the problem. I got under the dashboard and sure enough the bolts were loose.I began tightening them with a small 1/4 wrench and the ear broke off the column shifter tube>ugggg
1A auto has a great video on you tube on how to replace the shifter column.I tried doing that yesterday but it seems the truck is in reverse and the tube will not seat correctly.. >. Is there anyway to get the truck in Park other than using the column shifter. This is really turning into a Magilla and I need the truck to get to work. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

thanks
Tom
 
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So you replaced the Shift tube and bushing?

You can get under the truck and manually shift linkage to Park or D1, or loosen shift cable holder
 
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Old 10-08-2018
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Thanks for the reply Ron> yes I replaced the shift tube and bushings. I ended up snapping one of the straps because I didn't understand how to seat the tube properly,(The underside of the tube has a slot that encloses the raised metal piece in the column) I order a new strap since my local auto parts guy didn't stock it. I arrives on Wednesday>I put everything back to gether temporarily and test drove it and everything was better then new.It shifts to all gears now properly>now

thanks again
Tom
 
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