I just bought a 1999 Ford Explorer XLT 2WD 4.0 SOHC in mint condition with only 118,000 miles and meticulously cared for. The only things I've done to it was aftermarket exhaust and synthetic oil. I had to replace the anti-sway arm bushings as well. The only problem I am having is with the shift lever. When I got it I noticed that the gear indicator was off. I have to go past the letter or number. I could deal with that but after driving it a while I started to have problems where it'll feel as though it's going into neutral. But after I move the shifter lever around it'll go back into drive ok. Recently I started to put it all the way down into 1st gear and then back to drive and I won't have any trouble with it. So I'm pretty confident it has something to do with the linkage and nothing in the transmission. I was wondering if anyone has figured something like this out. I watched a couple youtube videos on how to fix the indicator and one on how the cable can be loose. Just registered on here and haven't had a lot of time to look around and was hoping someone could link me to a post on here that might be able to help me. Thanks in advance.