answersLogoWhite
Lincoln
Ford Expedition
Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
Ford Expedition XLT

What is wrong with the gear shift indicator when it is misaligned on a 1999 ford expedition it points to R while in P etc?

282930

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2009-03-26 22:02:17
2009-03-26 22:02:17

There generally is a small attachment spring/cam that your gear selector and indicator are connected with and most likely this is stretched out or cracked. there is also an adjuster on the right hand side of the steering wheel (looks like a little roll wheel under the dash) you can try to adjust it from there but most of the time the bracket that holds it is broken.

1

Related Questions

User Avatar

No. The cable that connects the gear shift to the indicator may either be broken or requires adjustment. As long as the vehicle goes into the proper gear when selected with the gearshift you should have no problems. The inidcator is more of a nice to have tool than anything. I'd compare it the chime when you leave your keys in or the dome light when you leave to door open. Both are nice to have but can be eliminatd with zeo impact to the vehicles operability.

User Avatar

how do you replace shift indicator light escalade 2003

User Avatar

The shift solenoid, on your Ford expedition, is located on the top of the transmission. The shift solenoid can be accessed through the shifter counsel.

User Avatar

If you have an auto trans, check to make sure the car is in park. If the shift lever is even slightly misaligned, (even though the indicator says PARK) your key won't come out.

User Avatar

The cable is part of the shift indicator assy . Must be replaced as a unit

User Avatar

The shift indicator light is used by some vehicles to notify the driver when to manually shift gears. They are commonly used in race applications where maximum performance is required.

User Avatar

Type your answer here... how do you replace the shift cable on a 2000 expedition 5.4 liter

User Avatar

The shift cable for a 1998 Ford Expedition allows the transmission to be shifted throughout the available gears. It is linked directly from the shift lever to the side of the transmission.

User Avatar

You can adjust the shift cable, on your Ford expedition, by turning the adjustment nuts. There is an adjustment not on each end of the cable.

User Avatar

Volvo is a great technology in vehicles. Shift light indicator mean the indication given, that the vehicle is now comfortable to shift the gear. For Example, the Volvo car is moving on 60 mph and you are moving on 4th gear the shift light indicator will blink reminding now you can shift a gear further mean you can move by gear 5.

User Avatar

The arrow ponting up is an indicator for you to upshift, and is intended for you to be able to find the right shift points for the best fuel economy.

User Avatar

The green "S" light is Sport mode. It changes your transmission's shift points for increased performance.

User Avatar

The indicator panel should by carefully pried out. Then you can change the bulb.

User Avatar

If it's on a 97-01 Ford Expedition you need to unplug the factory harness from the shift motor and then unbolt the shift motor from the transmission. I've also included a great how to video link that will show you how to accomplish all of this.

User Avatar

If you are referring to the shift position indicator located next to the shift lever - YES, it is supposed to be illuminated when the headlights (not the DRL's) are activated.

User Avatar

Tranny failure or shift solenoid failure.

User Avatar

All vehicles with automatic transmissions have a safety switch to prevent starting when the shift lever is not in the "Park" position. If you vehicle requires extra pressure or attention to engage the switch, it is because the shift mechanism is loose and/or misaligned.

User Avatar

pull the top off of the shift indicator..replace bulb.. !!! I believe they are talking about the shift indicator in the instrument panel. An astro van is on the column and the indicator on the newer ones I believe is an LCD, 95 may be like my Tahoe though where there is just a back lit line under a printed legend. If that is the case I would assume it is a bulb but don't know for sure.

User Avatar

A misunderstanding of red shift is the indicator is expanding. The correct understanding of red shift indicates the universe is in continuity, not expanding and is finite. RED SHIFT OF DISTANT GALAXIES.

User Avatar

My brother's 2000 Ford Expedition EB does the same thing only when one of his tires is low in air. Due to the AWD. Instead of the 2wd.

User Avatar

there is a small string ,and spring connecting the gear selector needle, and the shift collar on the steering column. that is what has to be replaced. you should be able to remove parts of the dash to get to it. It usually isn't a big job.

User Avatar

If I'm not mistaken, it appears that your truck is a "manual transmission"? There would be no indicator light - you shift into first gear, and then as you approve about 10 or 15 mph you would shift to second. I recommend the "learning manual transmission for dummies" - actually a very well written instruction book on learning how to shift.


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.