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I recently purchased 97F150. It is Stuck in Neutral...The brakes go straight to the floor.Could that be the problem?or The guy said he was polishing his dashboard and the switch was going back and forth. Need Help would like to drive it away

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Pity that you paid for it as it sounds like a lemon
The brakes will need a lot of work and the gear selection can be cable, linkage or transmission
If you have to move it put it on a tilt tray truck to get it home.

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Try bleeding the master cylinder after it has been installed, the same way you bleed lines. Just crack the lines a smidge. And I mean a tiny smidge. It worked on my 97 protege.

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