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How do I adjust the linkage in a 2000 Ford Ranger? I cannot shift it into Park or L1.


Place the gearshift lever in

Place the gearshift lever in the (D) position and hang a 1.4 kg (3 lb) weight on the shift control selector lever.
Move the gearshift lever to the first gear position, then move back two detents to the (D) position.
Hang the 1.4 kg (3 lb) weight on the gearshift lever.
Raise and support the vehicle.

Disconnect the transmission shift cable from the manual control lever.

Pull out the transmission shift cable adjustment lock on the shift cable body.

Place the manual control lever in the (D) position.
1 Rotate the manual control lever fully counterclockwise.
2 Rotate the manual control lever clockwise to the (D) position. (2 detents).

Connect the transmission shift cable to the manual control lever.

Push in the transmission shift cable adjustment lock on the shift cable body.
Note: If equipped with air suspension, reactivate the system by turning on the air suspension switch. Lower the vehicle.
Remove the 1.4 kg (3 lb) weight.
CAUTION: To prevent damage, do not adjust the transmission shift cable in any position other than (D). Verify that the vehicle will start only in P or N and that backup lamps illuminate in R. If not, repeat steps 1 through 7 and perform a digital transmission range sensor alignment.


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