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Standard stuck in 3rd gear

Stuck in 3rd gear while running, once it's shut off it will shift to any gear??

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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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SOURCE: 06 ford explorer gear shift stuck in park

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

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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

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SOURCE: 1997 Ford Taurus, Won't Shift Past 3rd Gear

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

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SOURCE: The gear shift is stuck in park. The wheel moves

Make sure you have brake lamps. The shift interlock solenoid is powered by the brake lamp switch.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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SOURCE: E40d trans will not shift into 3rd or 4th gear, only rev. 1+2

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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