Question about 2000 Ford Escort
Stuck in 3rd gear while running, once it's shut off it will shift to any gear??
Are you saying you can not move shifter while driving or it will not shift out of 3rd gear? If just the fact it will not from 3rd gear sounds like it could be in safe mode. Is check engine light on?
Posted on Dec 05, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure you have brake lights first.This is what triggers it to come out of park.If they are ok the shifter will need to be replaced.If this vehicle has less than 36K miles this may be covered under manufactuers warranty.Ford has a techincal service bulletin out on this concern the nymber is 07-12-9.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
SOURCE: can't shift out of park
Im assuming that the lights and the window were working before shift issue. If so check the fuses first.
It may be a coincidence, In a quiet area you should here a soft click sound, around the shift lever area. If not, try unplugging the brake switch behind the brake pedal, There should be 2, 1 for the rear brake lights the other for the shifter lock-out. If you unplug it you should be able to shift. If unplugging it causes it to shift then you will need to replace the switch.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
The forward clutch control valve has a retaining clip that is known to break on these tranny's. This can prevent it from shifting into 4th gear. Good news, the part is five bucks. Bad news, it's in the valve body which takes a few hours to get to. I fixed mine in about 8 hours thanks to great step by step instuctions I found online. Search for "valve body removal taurus tranny". If it's not the retainer clip then it could be one of the solenoids on the valve body. I believe there's one just for 3rd and 4th gear. Good luck
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
check or replace your thottle position sensor tps that trans needs to know where the throttle is to shift if it is bad it will do as you say wont shift to third
another telltale is it will act like it goes into lockup when shifting into reverse and stall the engine
Posted on Feb 19, 2011
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Jan 11, 2015 | 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT
car not changing gears it can be shifter assembly issue, or it can also be
transmission issue. Get the shifter assembly inspected with ignition OFF.
more troubleshooting, I suggest you to get the Following help link checked, its
complete step by step procedure to inspect gear shift issues: -----
GEAR SHIFT ISSUES
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