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I have a 1997 ford taurus and i can't get out of park.

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  • ucal Apr 15, 2009

    I have the same problem Stratman but mine is a column shift not floor can you tell me if you found out the problem and how to fix it please.



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Hey Strat Man
I dont know if you've tried this but most late model Fords have at lock-out but that can get actuated for a bunch of reasons.
Solution: if your shifter is on the floor look on the and in "P" just to the right of the shift column there is a little either 1/2 inch circle or square pry this little cover off with a screwdriver to reveil the access hole then take the screwdriver and stick it straight into the hole and you will feel a button push the button in and this should get you out of "P" and back on the road. Keep the cover off and the screwdriver handy just in case it happens again. Hope this helps

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