I had it towed and shifted it into neutal to put it on the flatbed, no porblem. I tried this morning to roll it into my garage and it won't indicate nuetral but the shift moves into position what gives, is it my ECU preventing this.
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I would make sure your shifter cable is intact and the transmission is actually in park. The safety switch is located on the transmission and if the shift cable is not moving the shift linkage all of the way into park the car will still roll, and will not start in gear.
Can't shift out of park because I've parked on a slight hill and my car has backed up slightly jaming the parking pawl in the automatic transmission after I have shifted into park but before I have set the parking brake. This is a complaint that Ford owners have had for years. Try this proceedure to see if this solves you problem and best of all it's Free. 1st when you park develop the habit of; while still having the foot brake down apply the park brake firmly first and then shift into park and then release the foot brake. Remember it is important to apply park brake with enough force to prevent the vehicle from rolling. What happens is in the rear of an automatic transmission there is a coarse gear that has a lever that engages this larger gear and when you shift into park range this lever goes into one of the spaces in the larger gear and stops the car from rolling. If the car starts to roll it can Jam the lever against the gear and make it difficult to shift out of park. By using the procedure I've outlined it prevents the lever OR Pawl from being jambed into the larger park gear. Try to make this a habit and you shouldn't have anymore problems.
Yes it can, just place your Transfer Case in Neutral position.
Shifting into NEUTRAL To shift the transfer case to NEUTRAL do the following:
Make sure the vehicle is parked so that it will not roll. Set the parking brake. Start the vehicle or turn the ignition to RUN. Connect the vehicle to the towing vehicle. Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N). Shift the transfer case to 2HI. Simultaneously press and hold the 2HI and 4LO buttons for 10 seconds. The red NEUTRAL light will come on when the transfer case shift to NEUTRAL is complete. Shift the transmission to REVERSE (R) for one second, then shift the transmission to DRIVE (D) for one second, or FIRST (1) for vehicles equipped with a manual transmission. Turn the ignition to LOCK. Place the transmission shift lever in PARK (P), or FIRST (1) for vehicles with a manual transmission. Release the parking brake prior to towing. Shifting Out of NEUTRAL To shift out of NEUTRAL:
Set the parking brake and apply the regular brake pedal. Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL (N) and turn the ignition to RUN with the engine off. Press the button for the desired transfer case shift position (2HI, 4HI, AUTO 4WD or 4LO). After the transfer case has shifted out of NEUTRAL the red light will go out. Release the parking brake. You may start the engine and shift the transmission to the desired position. Excessively shifting the transfer case into or out of the different modes may cause the transfer case to enter the shift protection mode. This will protect the transfer case from possible damage and will only allow the transfer case to respond to one shift per 10 seconds. The transfer case may stay in this mode for up to three minutes. NEUTRAL: Shift the vehicle's transfer case to NEUTRAL only when towing your vehicle. Good luck and hope this answers your question.
Shifting to NEUTRAL To shift the transfer case to NEUTRAL, first make sure
the vehicle is parked so that it will not roll:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Start the vehicle.
3. Connect the vehicle to the towing vehicle.
4. Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N) or have
the clutch pedal pressed for vehicles with
5. Shift the transfer case to 2HI.
6. Simultaneously press and hold the 2HI and
4LO buttons for 10 seconds. The red NEUTRAL
light will come on when the transfer case shift to
NEUTRAL is complete.
7. Shift the transmission to REVERSE (R) for one
second, then shift the transmission to DRIVE (D)
for one second or FIRST (1) for vehicles with
8. Turn the ignition to OFF.
9. Place the transmission shift lever in PARK (P) or
FIRST (1) for vehicles with manual transmission.
10. Release the parking brake prior to towing.
Shifting Out of NEUTRAL
To shift out of NEUTRAL:
1. Set the parking brake and apply the regular
2. Start the vehicle with the transmission in PARK (P)
or FIRST (1) for vehicles with manual transmission.
3. Press the button for the desired transfer case position
(2HI, 4HI, AUTO 4WD or 4LO).
4. Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N) or press the
clutch pedal for vehicles with manual transmission.
5. Shift the transmission lever to the desired position.
After the transfer case has shifted out of NEUTRAL,
the red light will go out.
6. A re-engagement sound is normal when shifting out
There should be a piece of plastic right near the shifter, you might have to get a little pick or something to pop it out, generaly it is oval shaped. Under that there is a little button you can push to release it. If that doesn"t work feel free to let me know and i will be happy to research it for you in the morning once at my shop. swiftautorepairs.com
Put the transmission into neutral, then allow the vehicle to roll backwards, this will unbind the transfer case, pull on the shifter while rolling. If that doesn't work, then your linkage under the vehicle has something putting it in a bind. look around and make sure it moves around with slack. Enjoy