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Ihave a 1991 tempo. when i went to start it today it would not shift out of park. the steering wheel still moves but the gear shift wont. any idea what could be wrong

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Could be a faulty brake light switch, or the solenoid for the shifter lock.
You may be able to shift it out of park if you unlock the steering wheel but not turn the key to On.

Posted on Dec 07, 2012

  • melpet37
    melpet37 Dec 07, 2012

    accually i checked the brake lights and when i went in the trunk the night before i must have knocked the light bulb out and it was missin;g. when i replaced it the car shifted fine. must be some kind of safety feature or something. lol

  • melpet37
    melpet37 Dec 07, 2012

    thank you for your help.

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SOURCE: Won't shift out of park

check to make sure you have brake lights when trying to shift if not check the brake lamp switch if it is ok you might need a shift interlock solenoid

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Escort: Shift lever stuck in Park position.

we do not have an escort but we are having the same prblem with our expedition...it is the break sensor switch near the petal and only about $13 dollars to repace. Easy plug,unplug instal

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most likely your brake switch is out. If you had a scanner you would be able to see if the computer see's you pressing on the pedal. Or if you know how to test you could check to see if it switches ( completes the circuit ).

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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SOURCE: The gear shift is stuck in park. The wheel moves

Make sure you have brake lamps. The shift interlock solenoid is powered by the brake lamp switch.

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speed sensor on trans axle will cause this hope this helps don

Posted on Jun 24, 2010

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