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Hi I have a 2004 ford Territory and having some problem with my gearstick I put it in drive back to pull it back harder to put it in drive and when I put it in reverse have to pull it back a little bit halfway between neutral and reverse and when I put it in the setting where you can change gears manually it won't select it and sometimes it when I put it in drive it's in neutral on the dash don't have to put it back in neutral again then pull back hard to put it in drive is anyone know what's the problem
 

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Re: 2004 ford territory selecting gears problem

You need to replace the transmission inhibitor (neutral safety) switch on the passenger's side of the gearbox (this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GENUINE-FORD-SX-SY-TERRITORY-NEUTRAL-START-INHIBITOR-SWITCH-4SPD-AUTO-TX-TS-SR-/290994854954?epid=1491503686&hash=item43c0a51c2a:g:bYUAAOxyLN9SgDVv) . To do this you will need a tool to press out and then press in the pin that attached the cable end to the rod/shaft that goes through the switch from in to the gear box. This is the official tool External selector shaft Pin Removal Installer for TRANSMISSION Ford BTR ION DSI | eBay but this much cheaper and works equally as well EZ Red PPT13 Roll Pin Remover for Clutch Cylinders | eBay You can also use a chain link tool like this Motor Bike Timing Cam Chain Cutter Breaker Rivet Tool | eBay The first time I did one I used one of these type of tap handle pullers with a panel pin (small nail) but it was an almost 3 handed job holding the panel pin on the end of the tool; I wouldn't recommend it. Haron Tap Handle Puller | eBay Don't be tempted to use a hammer and punch as you will bend or break the shaft and you will need to dismantle the trans to replace it.
 

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My 04 territory wont register going into gear stick moves but dash still says its in park?
Check the printed circuit board (PCB) next to the lever is not damaged and its loom connections are not damaged or partially unplugged. Ir probably worth downloading the complete Ford factory workshop manual available for a under $30.00 subscription fee from https://www.motorcraftservice.com to get the procedure in Section 305-05 for removing the center consul and gear leaver etc to get to the PCB and check output voltages at the PCB. Also clean the loom connections both plug and socket with contact cleaner (NOT WD40 or similar but SCA Contact and Circuit Board Cleaner - 350g or Contact Cleaner Lubricant Spray Can | Jaycar Electronics or https://www.altronics.com.au/p/t3160-chemtools-contact-cleaning-aerosol-350g/ with key out and allow it to dry of before turning the key on again; corrosion on the contacts especially if the area has seen any moisture even just from ambient cabin humidity) can create additional resistance and therefor the voltage read from the PCB connector.
 
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