2001 ford explorer.....In park it won't sit still on a hill. could this be linkage and how much to fix?

roxeneh
0

Asked by Mar 17, 2013 at 06:14 PM about the Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

7 Answers

If it starts in Park it's not linkage because it is going in to Park. More like the dowel that freezes the transmission in Park is broken. How much to fix? Hard to say, they might hit you up for a $1500 transmission

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
tenspeed
85,975

Eric the car guy takes an automatic transmission apart and shows the paw that locks the car in park just after the 15:00 mark. Your transmission is different but the mechanism should be similar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGbsgpp2YJQ

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
JT Thacker
395

i would not take a transmission apart if you dont know what you're doing take it to a professional, if you try yourself it could just get worse. it would be cheaper in the long run....i agree with david tho

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Andrew Olsen
14,765

use the parking brake and save some $$$. Buts its most likely the dowel pin that broke.

That is an option Andrew, especially if she(?) (rox?) is on a really tight budget. Parking Brake... and turn wheels to curb... and even carry a chock, if otherwise it runs and shifts properly.

OJ
14,030

The parking pawl inside the tranny is either damaged or not engaging. While not familiar with your particular tranny, try this. With someone inside the vehicle shifting the gears through the entire rance, locate the lever on the tranny which shifts the gears. It will be moving. When the lever is placed in the park position, note where the linkage moves, there may be separate lever on the tranny where the linkage engages the parking pawl. If it is lever problem, it can be fixed from outside. If the pawl itself broke, which is only a single toothed gear, the tranny will have to come out of the vehicle. I've seen individuals damage the pawl by parking on inclines, then when returning to vehicles, using both hands on the shift lever to force disengagement. When parking on an incline, if possible, turn the wheel to the curb and bring the vehicle to a stop against the curb before engaging the parking pawl. This will take the weight of the vehicle off the gear. You can also position the rear tire against the curb if parking uphill.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

In my opinion that is an excellent answer OJ. Well done, good advice. But as I said above, it would not hurt to carry a wheel chock too.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 64,527 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $995.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 8,080
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,170
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,780
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition"
475 Great Deals out of 18,674 listings starting at $1,450
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
1,154 Great Deals out of 73,794 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
828 Great Deals out of 34,846 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150"
2,608 Great Deals out of 196,841 listings starting at $1,600
Used Ford Edge"
896 Great Deals out of 47,485 listings starting at $2,995
Used GMC Acadia"
818 Great Deals out of 26,409 listings starting at $4,990
Used Ford Escape"
1,268 Great Deals out of 89,727 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Durango"
323 Great Deals out of 18,824 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota 4Runner"
290 Great Deals out of 16,210 listings starting at $1,592
Used Honda Pilot"
450 Great Deals out of 16,334 listings starting at $2,300
Used Toyota Highlander"
550 Great Deals out of 24,311 listings starting at $2,987
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac"
68 Great Deals out of 2,096 listings starting at $2,999
Used Nissan Pathfinder"
328 Great Deals out of 19,848 listings starting at $1,387
Used Ford Explorer Sport"
304 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Traverse"
773 Great Deals out of 29,369 listings starting at $3,984