Question about Ford Fiesta
The battery seems fine but engine won't crank when the key is turned. When the brake is engaged I can't shift from park to neutral
Might be two different problems.
The no crank issue could be several things including the neutral safety switch, and the other issue could be the brake switch or the shift lock solenoid.
You may be able to shift out of park when the key is between lock and on. And it may crank in neutral.
Posted on Feb 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Won't shift out of park
check to make sure you have brake lights when trying to shift if not check the brake lamp switch if it is ok you might need a shift interlock solenoid
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
SOURCE: Gear shift interlock
It's a brake booster switch, Ford cars are notorious for this problem. It's a switch on the brake pedal that detects when your brake pedal is pressed. It's cheap and easy to fix.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
You linkage is working properly it sounds like, especially if the indicator for "D, R, N", etc are lining up. However the linkage or the neutral safety switch may need to be adjusted. More than likely, it's your neutral safety switch.
The brake pedal release has nothing to do with the neutral safety switch when switching gears.
The brake pedal release is just a safety to prevent you from pushing the gear shifter accidentally. Actually, you should be able to start the truck without holding the brakes.
If the neutral safety switch is bad or misaligned, it'll do exactly what you're describing. If pulling it down in neutral starts the truck, then that's a sure indicator.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
It sounds like the shifter lock out solenoid has gone bad.It is a solenoid that releases the shifter when you push the brake pedal.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
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