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Newer battery but car won't turn over or go into gear

I don't hear or feel the solenoid for the brake. no longer have marker to show what gear this v6 automatic is in, which seems to indicate why the gear shift does not move.

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  • Jeff Reed Jul 30, 2013

    Thanks. I did try to jump it off, but battery is fine. I checked fuses under hood. still not sure

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Try have vechicle jump start.if vechicle starts could have faulty alternator in which not charging the battery.

Posted on Jul 29, 2013

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SOURCE: Automatic Gear Shifter Light Burned Out

hi.t thing to do firstly is check your fuses under bonnet and then check the fuses inside the car which are mostly under the dashboard and are easy to get to.
It could be that one of your other fuses has blown and caused this to short circuit.
Check all the fuses throughout and if they are all ok except the one that lights up the gears your in,then change that one.
It might not be that the bulb has blown at all.
If this all fails,then you will have to go through the process of taking out the centre concule which is or should only be clipped into place by self tapping screws which should just pop out with a flat ended screw driver and are easy to push back into place with your thumb.
Hope this has helped.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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SOURCE: My 2001 Ford Mustang v-6 automatic gear shifting lever wont move

The shift interlock does not allow the car to shift out of park unless the brake pedal is depressed.  Quick fix is with the car running to set the parking brake and turn the car to off and remover the key.  Put the key back in and turn one click to on.  Shift the car into neutral and you can start the car and go.  The repair for this is either the brake switch located on the brake pedal being replaced.  I had a broken wire leading to the switch that caused the problem.  It also can be a blown fuse.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Ford Escape Automatic Only Goes Into 1st Gear Manually

it sound like you have a vacum leak or your shifter cable may need adjusted

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2005 mustang v6 and need a shift solenoid

Try a wrecking yard (about half price for the whole assembly) and usually guaranteed for a short time.

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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SOURCE: 98 Ford Contour - Automatic Transmission Floor Gear Shift

replace your transmission as. your clutches have burned and, the cost of repair would be prohibitive.

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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