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2001 ford Escort ZX2 - gearshift will not come out of park

Gearshift will not come out of park

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There is a little covered hole on the shifter area you need to take the cover off and use a small screw driver or nail. Push that in the hole to hit a little button and it will shift. Its kinda tricky and takes some getting used to.

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  • Rohit  Asthana
    Rohit Asthana May 28, 2009

    To the right of the gear shifter is a small plastic peg. Using a
    screwdriver, remove this peg. With the engine running and your foot on
    the break, put the screwdriver in the hole where the peg was. There is
    a switch that will release the gear shifter and allow you to put the
    car in Reverse or Drive. These directions are in your owners's manual.
    Note: The gear shift lock is a likely a safety feature preventing
    you from driving a car that is not at its optimal level of safety.
    Check your fuses and your back brakes. These are likely culprits and
    will hopefully return your gear shifter to working order.


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