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Old 01-22-2011, 04:33 PM
jewing3886 jewing3886 is offline
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Default Auto indicator adjustment

My auto indicator is off by 1 gear. 99 ford ranger 4x4 how do I adjust? When I am In park it says I am in reverse. So one please help thanks
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:49 PM
rwenzing rwenzing is offline
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Default Re: Auto indicator adjustment

I would first remove the plastic trim on the top of the steering column and check the 4 bolts that hold the shift shaft to the top of the column casting. Over time, it is fairly common for those bolts to work loose, changing the gear indication. Eventually a bolt can even fall out and make it difficult or impossible to get all gear positions.

If that's OK, you can move to the actual cable adjuster under the column as shown below:

Originally Posted by rwenzing
Here's a pic of the indicator cable thumbwheel with the steel knee bolster and its plastic trim panel removed. It's the black wheel in the small white bracket, dead center in the photo.

If you knew in advance exactly where it is, it would not be that hard to reach under the dash and find it by feel without removing the bolster. It could even be adjusted that way. However, it might be hard to do that the first time around.

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Old 01-22-2011, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: Auto indicator adjustment

when I've seen them a whole gear off, the white part in bob's picture is usually broken, and the little adjusting wheel just spins without changing it.
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