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I have a 03 Lincoln Aviator, when I crank my SUV,I have to wait 15 sec. to 2 min. before it will let me shift it out of park and into gear. My stop brake light switch works, because all rear stop lights work. Please advise as to what the problem maybe.

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    I want to get assistance from another Experts. Didn't understand first experts response to my auto problem. Please repost.

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    Thanks for your response, in listing to all the problems people have had with the Aviator (shifting from park to in gear) problems I think this will resolve my problem. Thanks very much for your time and help.
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If you are sure that your brake light switch works then it has to be shift lock solenoid (actuator) and is a somewhat common problem on these vehicles. It sound like it hasn't gone out completely yet as you can still shift out of park eventually. However, it will eventually fail and you won't be able to shift out of park at all. Replace this and your vehicle will go back to normal. Good luck and let me know how it turns out. Thanks for using FixYa!

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Did you recently change your brake fluid? It sounds like there's a stuck air on the shifting gear everytime you do it on park. Better have it check by authorized auto mechanic to isolate the main problem.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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