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Oct 21, 2012 - Uploaded by DrBobaliscious
... and strengthen a broken gear shift lever on a 1997 Ford F-150.... Loose shift lever on Steering wheel Ford F150 F250 F350 E150 E250 E350
Well, yes the solenoids would cause the transaxle to not function right. Are you sure the trans is not engaging, or are the brakes locked on ? You say it shifts fine, you mean you can move the shift lever ?
There is no "gearshift override button" If the gear shift cannot be moved from PARK whith the key on and the brake pedal depressed, turn the key to the LOCK position and remove the key. Then re-insert the key and turn it one "click" to the OFF position (if the instrument cluster lights up, you turned it too far). The shifter will then be able to move. Place the shifter in NEUTRAL and hold the service brake while starting the engine. The shifter can then be moved to any position desired. If it is placed in PARK, you will have to repeat the procedure to get it going again.
Also, you should check your brake lamps. The shift interlock is probably not working properly due to a problem with your brake lamp circuit.
if the shifter is moving then it is probably your trans. but if the shifter is not moving from the park possition (if it is an automatic) check to see if brake lights are coming on if not check fuse for brake lights,it also controls your shift lock.try turning key to possition before lights come on dash board and moving shifter into nuetral pos. then start car and put into gear give that a try, if it does the shift lock isn`t working.
Can't say for sure but if you get no other answers you may want to check any brake pedal switches.
Lot of vehicles have electric solenoids that lock the shifter until the brake pedal is depressed.
When you press your brake pedal, do you hear a click?
Is the CHMSL ( Center High Mount Stop Lamp ) working ? Is it a regular bulb, or did it get changed to a LED ? If it is a functioning factory type bulb, the shift interlock solenoid is the cause. Until you can fix the CHMSL or the shift interlock, you can turn the key to the run position ( do not start ), press and hold the brake pedal, shift into neutral, and then start the truck. Your MY the shift interlock circuit and the brake lamp circuit are the same. Usually the shift interlock stops working when the brake lamp fuse is blown, or if the bulbs are out ( truck does not see a load on the circuit ). If LED tail lamps were installed without load resistors, the shift interlock circuit will not work ( looks like a burnt out brake lamp bulb )
do the brake lights work? the system has a lock out that keeps you from moving out of park unless the brake circuit is activated, hence no brake lights no park lock out release, if the brk lights do work u most have a stuck or defective park lock out solenoid.
I have seen this happen so don't be mad if I am wrong someone buys a car then can't get it to go in gear. You have to apply the brake before you try to move the shifter then it will move if you try the shifter first it will lock and even the brake will not let it loose until you push it back up and start over and apply brake first