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110,000 FORD PICKUPS RECALLED FOR INSPECTION

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Ford Motor Co. said it is recalling about 110,000 1989-90 model E- and F-Series pickup trucks to inspect and, if necessary, replace a snap ring in the transmission.

In some cases where the snap ring has broken, Ford said, it may not be possible to engage the "park" mechanism even though the transmission shift control level is in the "park" position.If the parking brake is not engaged, vehicles experiencing this condition may roll when parked on an incline, the company said. All other transmission functions will remain normal.

Dealers will inspect the transmission for build date and, if necessary, replace the snap ring with an improved part, said John P. King of Ford Parts and Service Division. Permanent revisions to the transmission have been made, eliminating the possibility of this problem occurring in the future, he said.

Owners will be notified by mail and asked to return the vehicles to their dealers to have the work performed at no cost. Of the vehicles affected, 103,457 are in the United States, 6,163 in Canada and 297 in export locations, Ford said.