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My 2004 f150 ford truck gear shifter will not release it self from park how do i fix it

My 2004 f150 ford truck gear shifter will not release it self from park how do i fix it

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SOURCE: stuck in park

the solenoid that releases it is bad or stuck from spilled drinks. try to put it in neutral with the key turned forward one click.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Gear shifter

The shifter cable and linkage may be getting sticky. Locate the linkage and cable on the gear selector (transmission side under hood) and spray them with some PB Blaster or WD 40.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Automatic Gear Shift Stuck in Park 2004 Ford Explorer Sportrac

ck and see if brake lights work if they do not then you have a bad brake lamp switch

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: shifter knob broke and pulled up on 2004 Lincoln Aviator

Same problem. $800 quote from Dealer for a small plastic part that broke because of terrible design. Nice work Ford. They should be ashamed.

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

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These cars have a shift interlock switch that prevents the car from being shifted out of park if you don't depress the brake. If your brake lights work, then the switch it good. It isn't uncommon that the interlock solenoid fails. The solenoid moves the lock release when you depress the brake. If you look on the side of the console you can see a notch cut out. You can put a screwdriver in there to push the interlock and shift it from park. Of course, you don't want to do this all the time so you either need to replace the interlock solenoid (last I checked they were about $150) or just defeat the solenoid with a zip tie. The only problem with the zip tie is that you don't have to depress the brake to shift it from park and it can be shifted from park even if the key is not in it. Your owners manual will have better detail and pictures of the interlock and where to put the screwdriver to manually shift it from park.

Posted on Dec 28, 2010

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For either of them, the shift interlock solenoid has a white button on it, that you can press and it will release the gear shift lever.

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Shifter knob broke and pulled up on 2004 Lincoln Aviator


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