Question about 2001 Ford Windstar
I Dont Know Where Its Located On Your Car But There Is A Safety Switch On The Gear Gearshift That Keeps It From Being Put in A Gear Unless The Brake pedal Is Pushed Im Not Sure If The Activaton Switch Is Tied In With The Brake Light Switch But Check And See If your Brake lights Work If They Dont Change The Switch Its Under Dash on The Brake Pedal If They Still Work Then The Switch For The Safety Release on Shifter Is A seperate Switch It Should Be Close To The Brake light Switch At The Brake Pedal
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Posted on Jul 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the shift solenoid needs to be replaced
it is the unit that releases the shifter when you put your foot on the brake upon shifting into gear
the solenoid will be located in the area of the shifter
Posted on Mar 07, 2010
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SOURCE: My 1995 plymouth voyager SE
The shifter linkage is binding up on the throttle cable. Follow the throttle cable through the firewall and you will find that it is pulling against the shifting linkage.
Posted on Oct 24, 2010
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1. Remove air cleaner and air intake hose assembly.
2. Remove center dash trim panel.
3. Remove center console cup holder assembly.
4. Remove floor console assembly.
5. Remove console side panels.
6. Remove Transmission Control Module ftMJ bracket.
1. Remove TCM.
8. Remove shifter cable from transaxle operating lever by removing nut and clip.
9. Remove shifter cable from shifter lever assembly by removing clip.
10. Remove shifter cable from shifter lever mechanism.
11. Remove cable from firewall grommet by removing grommet assembly nuts.
12. Remove gearshift cable from vehicle.
Lift and rotate the gearshift hand lever into the park (F9 gate position and remove the ignition
key. This confirms the shift lever is in the gated park (F9 position.
After confirming the park gate position. turn the ignition switch . If the starter will operate. the
park gate position is correct. Move the shift lever into the neutral (NJ position. If the starter
will operate in this position, the linkage is properly adjusted. If the starter fails to operate in
either position, linkage adjustment is required.
1. Park the vehicle on level ground and set the parking brake.
2. Place the gearshift lever in park (F9 gate position and remove key.
3. Loosen the cable adjustment screw at the transaxle operating lever.
4. Pull the transaxle operating lever fully forward to the park detent position.
5. Release the park brake, then rock the vehicle to assure it is in park lock. Reset the park
6. Tighten the cable adjustment screw to 8 Nm (10 inch Ibs.J. Gearshift cable should now be
1. Check adjustment by usinq the precedinq procedure.
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