Tip & How-To about Ford F-150
One of the more common problems I see in the cars category is that people simply can not shift out of park. Sometimes this can be a serious problem with the transmission, but many many times it is a very simple fix. There is a sensor on your brake pedal that tells the car when you press it as well as turning on your brake lights. If your car is running, you must apply the brake to shift out of park. So, if you can not shift out of park, get someone to see if your brake lights are working, if they are not, then that little sensor is most likely your problem. And if you must drive to get the part or you simply must drive, all you have to do is turn the ignition switch to "on", without cranking the car" and you will be able to shift out of park (if the brake sensor is the problem). Keep in mind that you'll have to do this every time until you replace the sensor. For many vehicles the brake sensor is easy enough to change that you will be able to do it, if you, a decent mechanic should do it for under twenty dollars.
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