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Can't shift into reverse.

I have a 1988 Ford Thunderbird with automatic trans. I cannot get the shifter to move into reverse. It will only go in drive and netual, not park, reverse, or even 1st gear. This seems to have started when I went over a speed bump, slowly. What might be wrong that I could check?

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There is a brake lamp switch located on the brake pedal itself, this also works as the shift lock release.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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