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post #1 of 2 Old 08-11-2013, 05:36 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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This has probably been covered, but truck won't go into gear, and I need it tomorrow.

A while back I had a "shop" fix some seals. They left the cooler lined disconnected, and spilled out some fluid(they also didn't replace it or tell me). Anyway that transmission cooked itself, and cracked.

I got another transmission, and installed it today. After I got everything buttoned up I couldn't start the truck. I replaced the sensor from the old transmission since I knew that it worked, and it will start now, but it wont go into gear. I crawled back under the truck, and noticed the shift cable connector at the mount was broken(The cable still works, but when you try to move the gear selector back to park it just bunches the cable up). I pushed it back to the park position, and it would start again, but still won't go into gear.

Anyone have an idea on what could be causing this? The transmission came off a wrecked truck that drove into the yard so it should be fine. The fluid was good, and the electrical connectors are tight. I need this truck to get to work in the morning.

BTW it's a 95 f20 2wd with a e4od.

I'm an idiot . I checked the fluid condition, but not the level. It was just low.

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If the cable is still acting up, it's probably just not shifting the tranny. Can you maybe get the cable to work going from Neutral to Drive? If so, then could try starting it in Neutral and see if it will at least shift to Drive. But I would think that if you're taking an extended trip, you'll want that cable working before proceeding.
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