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Re: 2005 Lincoln Aviator
On my 2004 Aviator, the indicator was lit all the time, and it did kill the battery if I didn't drive it every day. The dealer stated it should only remain lit for 20 minutes, and replaced the shift assembly. Sounds like they shortened the illumination time to 10 minutes.
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When you say the vehicle "won't go into gear," do you mean you cannot move the lever out of PARK, or do you mean that when you move the lever out of PARK the transmission will not engage?
If the lever will not move out of PARK, check your BRAKE LIGHT fuse, your BRAKE LIGHT switch, and the SOLENOID at the shift mechanism.
If your lever moves out of PARK easily (too easily), it is possible that your shift linkage has broken or come loose.
If your lever moves out of PARK normally but the transmission does not engage, it's time to have the car towed to the transmission repair shop.
Most likely it is time for a tranny rebuild.
When you turn car off and then back on after a few minutes, the computer resets and it feels like the problem is gone.
soon, it will happen more often.
have a local tranny shop look at it. I did mine for $1,500. Shop around.
Your vehicle is equiped with a Brake Shift Interlock which means if the brake is not pressed the shifter will not go out of park. That switch could be bad. You can bypass this shift by using the following procedure. I hope this helps and good luck.
you may need a second person to "rock" the vehicle if its just jammed, or the shift interlock may be keeping it from shifting out of park. do the brake lights work? there should be a procedure to bypass it in emergencies in the owners manual.
Had a problem with not being able to move shifter.Took the vehicle to Lincoln dealership to have checked out. Just knew it was going to cost me big money well it cost me $1.45. The problem was fuse number 16 if this fuse is bad the vehicle will not shift. I hope this info will help.