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2000 lincoln continental stuck

My 2000 lincoln continental is stuck in park. the car starts up but it won't move out of park. could i be the transmission? can i do anything to fix it or it has to be replaced?

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  • common2b Mar 02, 2009

    thank you so much that really helped. So now i have to get brake lights?

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Make sure you have brake lights.This is were the shifter solenoid gets it's signal from to get it out of gear.
One thing you can try is turn the igntion switch towards the run postion stopping just short of activating the electronics.Then try and move shifter to neutral then you can start it and out it into gear so you can drive it to get it fixed.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

  • chicilus Jul 15, 2012

    Chuck, my 1999 got the same problem - over the week end! thx for the tip - it'll get me to a mechanic tomorrow. chicilus

  • chicilus Jul 15, 2012

    Chuck, my 1999 lincoln got the same problem friday night! thx for great tip - i'll be able to drive to a mechanic monday morning.

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