I accidently tried to switch my 1997 Ford expedition into 4 Low while it was in REVERSE instead of NEUTRAL, now suv stuck in NEUTRAL

Asked by Jan 27, 2014 at 11:44 PM about the 1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can't get SUV t move now. The car was in AWD, and then I put it in REVERSE and moved dial to  4 wheel low. Now dial will show AWD, but will not go into 4W HIGH OR LOW. When try and put it in PARK it makes a grinding noise. What did I break and how do I fix it?

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the park pall engages to a toothed gear on the trans mainshaft. near the tail, if it grinds while running it is trying to engage a moving mainshaft that if connected would be driving the truck. now did you split the rear shaft yoke at the trans, or snap a rear axel, jack it up and see what's moving with a helper holding brake ,watch it checking this stuff can be dangerous if your not familiar

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have you tryed putting it in nuetral while running and putting the select on AWD that is how it comes out of 4x4 low Normally. hope this helps

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