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BRAKE/TRANS INTERLOCK PROBLEM STUCK IN PARK

THIS AUTO HAS PROBLEM WITH PUTTING VEHICLE IN DRIVE FROM PARK, REAL HARD TO PUT IN DRIVE OR WILL NOT COME OUT OF PARK? AGAIN THIS IS AN 1999 FORD ESCORT SE ORIGINAL OWNER NEVER WRECKED WHATEVER CAN THIS BE? PLS HELP?
THANKS FRED KEENE MEDFORD, ORE.

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  • TCor85 Mar 18, 2009

    99 Ford Escort, stuck in park and wont come out, thinking possibly brake safety switch, any ideas would be helpful

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    ford stuck in park, but has no power to the interlock solonoid

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Check the brake switch

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