2002 Ford Explorer Won't go into gear

Asked by Dec 21, 2017 at 06:01 PM about the 2002 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2002 Ford Explorer with a V8 engine
will not go into gear. I can shift through the
gears and it will not catch and actually go
into gear. Been told it could be the fluid or
linkage  but wanted to get some opinions.
Thank you  

3 Answers

900

yes fluid level and condition is always the first thing to check.you can try flushing it and adding new fluid and see what happens,if that doesn't help you will need fluid pressures checked, could be a internal problem.

160

Check fluid make sure theres enough. Have somone move the gearshift lever though the gears,while you look at the transmission to see if the internal parts are actually gettting shifted. The "shift tube" in the column is a common problem. Google and You tube can help.

160

If its a floor shift remove console cover also.Make sure everything is attached

Your Answer

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 1,548 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $5,888.

Postal Code:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    11,560
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,550
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
632 Great Deals out of 9,065 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
139 Great Deals out of 3,774 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
5 Great Deals out of 773 listings starting at $4,200
Used Ford Expedition
13 Great Deals out of 346 listings starting at $5,490
Used Dodge Durango
139 Great Deals out of 1,035 listings starting at $3,995
Used Honda Pilot
18 Great Deals out of 576 listings starting at $3,950
Used Ford Escape
190 Great Deals out of 4,735 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota 4Runner
12 Great Deals out of 543 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Highlander
11 Great Deals out of 906 listings starting at $4,950
Used Nissan Pathfinder
18 Great Deals out of 1,136 listings starting at $3,888
Used GMC Yukon
4 Great Deals out of 846 listings starting at $4,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
25 Great Deals out of 1,201 listings starting at $4,444

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
356 listings starting at $38,000
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 476 listings starting at $30,888
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 150 listings starting at $23,500
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 155 listings starting at $16,900
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 109 listings starting at $9,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.