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2002 Ford Escape will not shift into drive

My 2002 ford escape battery failed.  After trying to start the car and failing, I attempted to shift the car into gear with the key in the ignition. It would not shift into gear at all.  Is this a problem that can be fixed by charging the car battery and restarting?  Is this a problem with the anti-theft device?

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    battery nor charging on 2002 ford escapechanged altenator car started but battery was dead next morning

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I can put it into gear but it wont accelerate at all

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    How can I fix it it won't stop

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Ford escape backing up now won t shift gears

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    My friend has a 2002 chevy cavalier stick shift. They couldn't remove their key from the ignition. So to keep the battery from running down they disconnected it, which engaged the antitheft device. Is there an easy fix to this?

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This is the shift lock...you will need battery to release it electrically but there is an over ride by the shifter..either a button to push or a place to put your ignition key. This will release the shifter

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