Question about Cars & Trucks
The engine is bad and the brakes are assisted by the engine. Need to get it moved onto a trailer. How do you bypass the brakes. Iknow there is a grease zert somewhere to do this I just don't remember where it is.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Nov 26, 2008
You linkage is working properly it sounds like, especially if the indicator for "D, R, N", etc are lining up. However the linkage or the neutral safety switch may need to be adjusted. More than likely, it's your neutral safety switch.
The brake pedal release has nothing to do with the neutral safety switch when switching gears.
The brake pedal release is just a safety to prevent you from pushing the gear shifter accidentally. Actually, you should be able to start the truck without holding the brakes.
If the neutral safety switch is bad or misaligned, it'll do exactly what you're describing. If pulling it down in neutral starts the truck, then that's a sure indicator.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
safety switch on brake pedal. common cause is a wire breaking off. there are 1 to 2 wires going to this switch. It is located on the brake pedal bracket above the foot pad.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
your rear brake pads may be getting low, the hand brake is a self adjusting type, so to fix it...with the car turned off, release park brake, pump the brake pedal 10-15 times, it should auto maticly adjust itself
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
For 2006 up it is none of the above. The problem is a little $5 switch on the right side of the shifter. If you take the console cover off from around the shifter and look at the right side while you step on the brake and squeeze the shifter button you will see a horizontal pin slide up and down. There is also a solenoid that pushes a plastic piece out of the way of the pin. Ford insists on charging you for a whole new shifter assembly insted of replacing the little switch. They knew the switches were bad and gave you an access hole in the console to get to it with a long skinny screwdriver. Look under the rubber bottom piece of the cup holder and you will see a small square hole to stick the screwdriver in to get the switch to manualy release.
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
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