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My 2002 mercury cougar will not move from park. Its an automatic. I put my cars ebrake on for my starter to be fixed. I was so excited I wanted to drive right away. I turned it on and yanked it into reverse. Now it won't go.

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It could be the brake light switch connected to the brake pedal arm down where you press the pedal to stop the car. It should have a positive and neg wire connected to it. its about a $20 fix. but I don't think that's the case. since you went into reverse with the e-brake on it ruined the hardware for the rear brakes and the wheels are locked up. take the wheels off and inspect the brakes

Posted on Nov 07, 2014


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SOURCE: Everytime I put my car i park it goes into reverse.

It sounds like you have a damaged shifter cable.It is an adjustable cable but if it is that far out of adjustment then it is probably damaged. Replace it.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: When trying to get car out of park to get in

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Took car to dealer and found out it was an electric component called a shift lock controler solenoid which was an extented warranty and it solve the problem .

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: An automatic 2002 Mazda Millenia V6 2.5L is stuck in park

When you experience this problem, check to see if your brake lights are coming on. It could be as simple as a brake light switch malfunction. If the brake lights are functioning as the problem is occurring then you could for example have a problem with the shift interlock solenoid.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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SOURCE: car jerks when put into drive

check the engine/trans mounts. A good way to check yourself is to have someone standing in front of the engine with the hood open obviously, while you shift the tranny to drive or reverse, if your friends see's the engine moving vigorously, it's worn out mounts.

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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SOURCE: my shifter locks

There may be a malfunction in the shift interlock sys.
This sys. keeps the shift from being moved from park
unless the brake peddle is depressed. There are 5 fuse's, directly or indirectly related to the interlock system. Fuse #6 15amp in the fuse box under the hood on the left side. The next 4 are in the fuse box
behind the left side of the dash. Fuse #3 15amp/fuse
#18 15amp/fuse #16 20amp and fuse #4 15amp.
Check these first, before you move on to the brake
light switch, under the dash at the brake peddle.
And the shift lock solenoid, under the console left of
the shift lever. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

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