Question about 1997 Ford Escort
I have a 1997 ford escort lx w/ auto transmission, everytime I start the car when I step on the brake to put it into gear the shifter gets stuck. I have to pump the brake or hold it down very hard for a few minutes and eventually it kicks in and goes into gear. I believe there is some kind of brake pressure switch that is suppose to sense when you step on the brake so this doesnt happen?? Can someone please help!!
There is a shift lock switch located near the brake pedal , it operates a solinoid that ensures you have you foot on the brake before you can select a gear , most times it's the switch
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
I had this problem awhile ago. There is a little circle next to the shifter. Pop it out or brake it out. Stick a flat head screw driver in there. Move it to the right or left. You should be able to feel when you got it right. That'll unlock it.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 21, 2013 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks
Jun 25, 2012 | 1997 Ford Escort
Aug 14, 2011 | 1997 Ford Escort
Jul 08, 2010 | 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX
Feb 08, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2
Jan 04, 2010 | 1997 Ford Escort
Nov 24, 2009 | 1994 Ford Escort
Sep 15, 2009 | 1997 Ford Escort
Jun 30, 2009 | 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX
211 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: