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How do you repair 1994 Ford F150 with the shifter linkage jammed.

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How do you repair 1994 Ford F150 with the shifter linkage jammed.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Tim replied 8 years ago.
What type transmision? Is it a floor or column shift?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
<p>Column shift. Not sure on transmission</p>
Expert:  Tim replied 8 years ago.

will it just not come out of park? Does the brake light work?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
the parking gear works. the linkage is loose. the trans wont go into any gear.
Expert:  Tim replied 8 years ago.
So everything from the trans to the shifter is okay, The internal trans part wont move correct?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Correct
Expert:  Tim replied 8 years ago.
Ok can you give me the VIN number so I can look up the correct transmission?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I dont have it. He is in Oklahoma and I am in Kansas.
Expert:  Tim replied 8 years ago.
If the manual shift rod in the trans will not move the first thing to do is look for obvious obstrction such as a rock or something behind the neutral switch not allowing the shifter to move, If everything is ok externally next you need to drop the pan and inspect the rod or valve attaching the shift rod to the valve body and see if anything is obvious. If that is ok than you will need to drop the valve body and check the manual shift valve itself and see if it is seized in the valve body.
Expert:  Tim replied 8 years ago.
Also before he drops the pan I would remove the transmission range sensor which is bolted on to the shift lever and see if the switch is seized up.
Expert:  Tim replied 8 years ago.

did you get the shifter to move?