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Old 11-27-2010, 04:04 PM
edgeland edgeland is offline
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Default Sloppy Shifter Problem

My 02 Edge 3.0 auto with 140,000 mi. has developed a sloppy shifter problem. The shifter was always a little off with some play but has gotten much worse over time. The linkage at the transmission is solid so I assume the problem lies in the shifter assembly in the column. On ocassion when parked on an incline whether forwards or backwards and I'm not careful to fully disengage the tranny to the park position the truck will roll and a strange chatter will come from the tranny. What am I to do? Is this an easy fix buy just adjusting the shifter alignment or possibly something more involved. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-28-2010, 06:14 AM
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Default Re: Sloppy Shifter Problem

Well, that's definitely not good.

I'm sure that this goes without saying now... But I'd make sure that you're all they way in park and setting the parking brake when you're on a hill.

I believe the chatter you're hearing is a safety feature. It's purpose is to keep the transmission from being shifted into park while the vehicle is in motion, or to keep the trans from being shifted to reverse while moving forward. Generally it makes a loud sort of "clicking" sound.

I'd start by removing any slack present in the shift linkage.

Also pull the column plastics and take a look at the column for any signs of damage or obvious causes of the slop (loose bolts, missing bolts, etc.).

Perhaps have an assistant shift the trans to all positions while watching the linkage at the transmission (obviously this should be done with the truck NOT running). When shifted to park, see if you can physically move the linkage any further towards the direction of engaging park.

It's kind of hokey, but you're basically just using your best judgment as to if it is fully engaging park or not.

Outside of adjusting the linkage, this is really just one of those issues where you have to inspect all the moving parts and rule them out one by one.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:25 AM
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Default Re: Sloppy Shifter Problem

i have a 1996 ranger xlt my shift solenoid is stuck on off how do i fix it
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:41 AM
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Default Re: Sloppy Shifter Problem

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i have a 1996 ranger xlt my shift solenoid is stuck on off how do i fix it
come on man im trying to help you out here. You are now in the right section but your still posting on someone elses topic that isn't going to help yours, I realize you have a problem and its a big deal to you, im not trying to take that away but there is the proper way to do things that works best for everyone. Go in this drivetrain section and click on new thread and post your own new thread to help you problem. This is the BEST way.
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