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In the last couple of weeks i have had trouble with shifting gears as well. I experienced trouble getting my car out of park to reverse and drive.

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Either the wire going to or from the brake switch has broken off or the boo switch(brake on/off) is burned out

Posted on Jun 16, 2014

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SOURCE: Gear shift rebuilt now my car won't go into park....

generally the first place I would look is under the hood at the linkage on the transmission. it's has a lever with a bracket for the cable.generally the hard shifting is due to a poor adjustment where the lever does not travel as far as it should. first step is to remove the cable from the shifter bar. then move the shifter bar to the park position manually. you will notice you will have to loosen the jam nut for the cable this will allow you to move the cable into the right adjustment. once you have done the adjustment tighten down the jam nut and rehook the cable to the shifter bar you will find that you can shift into park more easily... please rate

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Can't get my 2000 ford taurus out of park

The gear selector is locked until the system detects the brake pedal is being pressed, the brake circuit then sends a signal to the shifter release solenoid to pull a pin back and let you shift out of park, this is a safety feature required by federal law, U need to have someone see if the brake lights go on when you press the pedal, if they don't check the switch at the top of the brake pedal, if the brake lights work then the little solenoid is defective.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: 1994 Ford Ranger won't shift into drive

In 9 out of 10 cases when I see this problem in the ranger, it is the planetary gear in the transmission. It is made of the cheapest metal available. It breaks usually from going to park before the truck stops or switching from reverse to drive while still rolling. Just a Idea , But I hope it isn't that . Reverse will work fine for a while, and have no forward gears.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 ford f150 lariat - won't shift out of park

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.

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SOURCE: My 1999 ford explorer will not go into park;all other gears work

DIsconnext and reconnect the linkage at the transmission. You may want top replace the linkage cable all together. Make sure you set the parking break and block the tires

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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Mercedes brake light switch.
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