my 2001 ford explorer wont shift gears correctly.each gear is over a space to the right and sometimes wont let me put it in park, how can i fix?

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Asked by Jan 19, 2014 at 04:49 PM about the 2001 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Do you have issues putting it into gear when it is in park.

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Column or floor shifter?

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If it is column shift the bolts on top of the column may be loose to the shifter. There is a small white or black wheel with a string/wire connected to it that you can roll that will adjust the shifter pointer. You will have to take the covers off right behind the steering wheel to access them.

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it is a column shifter, it started just where it was all shifted over to the next letter, then it didn't let me put it all the way on the P sometimes, sometimes it looks like its on P, but when I turn off the car n get out it rolls back about a foot. and when I turn it back on I have to put it in neutral to turn on.

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Like I stated pull the covers off and see if the bolts are loose that hold the shifter.You may not have to adjust the wheel after you tighten them.

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