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Old 10-05-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Auto tranny 2000 Focus: P is reverse. All other gears fine.

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Park seems to be broken on my Focus. I can move the lever into park easily and normally, and it locks there without the brake depressed, as it normally should. However, the gears are actually in reverse. All the other gears are in the right places. Reverse at the R, Neutral at N, Drive at D.
The 2 and 1 both move the car forward, but to move from D to 2, I have to pull firmly and it makes a slight pop. I don't know if that's a related issue.

I already took off the center console and reattached the selector to the rod that comes out from the floor. Before I did that the selector hardly did anything (obviously), but it didn't fix Park.

Any help would be appreciated!



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Old 10-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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Sounds like the cable needs adjustment or replacement.
The shifter end is in park, but the transmission end isn't moving that far.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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Sounds like the cable needs adjustment or replacement.
The shifter end is in park, but the transmission end isn't moving that far.
When I detatch the selector's rod from the transmission-side's rod, and I push the transmission rod further in, it still doesn't park. Does that make a difference?

And thank you for your reply.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:28 AM   #4
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Cable has a locking ring that gets loosened and then you put trans in neutral and shifter in neutral and then lock the cable back down. Don't roll car on yourself doing so.

You may not get trans rod (linkage) to go in park, the notch on park gear inside trans needs to be lined up, the car usually rolls an inch or two to do that, you have to create that effect yourself when trying to put it in park by hand. Jack car up both wheels not touching ground and then turn axle by hand, that'll do it. Fun, huh?
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:10 AM   #5
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Where is the locking ring? I know there's a ring-type thing right where the transmission linkage comes into the cab of the car, is that it?

Thanks for the tips, I'll try them out as soon as I can.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:15 AM   #6
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it sounds to me that your shift linkage is out of allignment i would look into the further if i was you
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #7
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You have cable coming out both ends of an outside housing, the ring is NOT on the cable ends, rather on one end of the plastic outside HOUSING. Been awhile since I looked at one, too many jumbled up in my head.
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