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My 1998 Ford Escort won't move out of park sometimes. I have had the brake switch replaced several times. It will work for about 2-4 weeks and then I have the same problem. Please help!

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  • Wuddup May 01, 2009

    I just had the same thing happen to me for the first time yesterday, and am still searching for an answer. Your brake switch replacement has given me something to start with, but I have also heard that there is a solenoid probably located in the console that may be the problem too.

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    Arnold Condit Oct 31, 2013

    ther is a solenoid connected to brake pedal at top of pedal replace and that will fix problem. also on consol by shifter ther is a little hole cover remove this and use a straw or screw drive and push down and that will let you shift the tran. until you get solenoid fixed



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My 1994 ford escort 1.9 5speed will not start with the key but will start if you jump the starter. help

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    Arnold Condit Oct 31, 2013

    its your solenoid that is at the top of the brake pedal. when this goes out it won't release shifter. to bypass this there is aplug on console by the shifter on right side pull plug put a screwdriver or evev a straw and push down you can fill the lever go down this will let you shift till you replace solenoid.



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