What do you think is the problem?

Asked by GuruJFQFC Aug 09, 2020 at 02:33 AM about the 1992 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Friend used my truck said it was on a hill parked seemed to
roll forward to much when it was parked. Went to leave and
felt jammed would not go into forward gears.forced it hard
enough to break shifter tube on column. Under truck I can
push it into reverse but forward gears

1 Answer


Your friend should have set the emergency brake before removing his foot from the regular brake pedal when he parked the truck. Inside of the transmission is a parking pawl that prevents the vehicle from rolling away when the shifter is in park. It basically locks the driveshaft. When parking on a hill, especially a steep hill, the shifter can get "wound up" by the weight of the vehicle against the parking pawl and make it difficult to shift out of park. Setting the emergency brake prevents this. Sounds like the steering column will have to be repaired or replaced. Hope that helps! Jim

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