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1996 Ford... | Answered on Jul 17, 2015

Yes there is an adjustment. Get a helper and block the wheels (be careful). Have the helper sit in the vehicle with the engine turned off and the vehicle in park. Put the vehicle in park. Now crawl under the vehicle and on the drivers side at about the center of the trans pan you will see where the shift linkage comes out of the transmission. There should be a piece with a slot and you loosen a nut and this will allow the linkage to adjust. Adjust so it goes further into park. Do not adjust too far just a little. Check the trans linkage for play and damage, also check the motor mounts and transmission mount. This is a fairly complex task as if it is not done right your vehicle could come out of park and some one could get killed or hurt. Sometimes there can be damage to the park mechanism inside the transmission. If you feel that this is too complex for you to do go to a transmission shop, dealer, or someone that knows what they are doing. Please be careful! I hope this helps

1996 Ford... | Answered on Jul 13, 2015

No, transmissions can be rebuilt. If you're very handy, a manual trans can even be done by you, though I would not tackle an auto. There are shops that will replace yours with a rebuilt one for far less than a new one.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Jul 10, 2015

located in the fuel tank.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Jul 09, 2015

Sounds like you broke a rod or camshaft bearing.
Expensive, but .......

1996 Ford... | Answered on Jun 18, 2015

Your transmission has failed. Check fluid level and fluid condition, and prepare it for a trip to the transmission repair shop.

1996 Ford... | Answered on May 20, 2015

I'm assuming this is an automatic..... Have you checked the transmission fluid level?

1996 Ford... | Answered on May 20, 2015

When electrical stuff doesn't work it is a switch, fuse or fusible link. When you have multiple circuit failures it is likely a bad fusible link. Get out your shop manual for the car and check which fusible link feeds power to these devices; then, test it. If the fusible links all check good, it may be a major connector plug in the electrical harness that is loosing contact. Good luck.

1996 Ford... | Answered on May 18, 2015

A Bank 1 O2 sensor error usually means that you have a fouled spark plug, a stuck fuel injector, or a bad spark plug wire; not necessarily that the sensor itself has gone bad. (It is an "out of range" error.)

1996 Ford... | Answered on May 13, 2015

Sounds like the steering column stalk switch to me.

1996 Ford... | Answered on May 09, 2015

check the bulbs, If the filament is broken you will see pieces in the bulb.

1996 Ford... | Answered on May 09, 2015

Make sure your bulb is good. If it is then make sure youhave it corrected seated in socket.

1996 Ford... | Answered on May 01, 2015

its located on the passenger side lower of engine where the engine bolts to the transmission.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Apr 29, 2015

The Positive Battery Cable is known to go bad with corrosion within the copper cable at BOTH ends.... a quick fix... replace the cable... If you are careful you can use a battery jumper cable to bridge the cable between the positive battery post and the other end of the battery cable. This should be a 2 person job as a starting engine could cause the cable to move and SHORT out something and even catch the jumper cable on FIRE.... As young Will Robinson would hear at a time like this from the "Robot"... Danger young Will Robonson.... danger.... ( 1960's lost on space.... I am dating myself...)

Next would be a bad Starter or a bad connection between the starter seloniod and the Starter...

Watched a video on youtube the other day with a bad battery cable and the 12 volts went to 2 volts when trying to start with the bad cable.. It stayed at 2 volts until the battery was disconnected then reconnected.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Apr 28, 2015

Wow, you're all over the page with this request! :)
By saying "wont crank up or get in gear" I need to know, when you turn the key to start, does it in fact make the engine crank?
Make sure the shifter, if automatic, is all the way up into park.
Make sure battery is fully charged. Battery terminals are clean and tight.
Then turn key to on, not start yet. Are lights lighting up on instrument panel? Yes? No?
Try these things and let us know what you have.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Apr 25, 2015

The transmission fluid you use should have a Ford approval number on the back of the bottle. If it doesn't, then any warranty done by a Ford Dealer on the trans since 1996 is void. Most trans have a 100K mile warranty when new and after any complete replacements. Using the wrong Spec. trans fluid will damage the transmission and always check the level when the engine is hot as ATF expands when heated. Mobil ATF D/M will work... Mobil Synthetic ATF won't in your Explorer! Ford comes with Exxon ATF from the factory and owners state that it's not the best.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Apr 24, 2015

could be a bad switch on steering column

1996 Ford... | Answered on Apr 20, 2015

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