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The sifter wont move form park.

I know this is a electrical problem and check all fuse at the fuse panel but all are ok, I don´t know where shifter solenoide is.

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  • omar_de_leon Jul 27, 2009

    Yes the brake lights work, and there is not a override button in the console, the owner manual mention something about a relase button from park under de front coffe holder but it didn't work.

  • omar_de_leon Jul 30, 2009

    I took apart the cup holder and the silver plate around the shifter, I found that the pink part was broken and I moved it forward then could move the shifter from park and drove to the dealer, they said that often happens this problem on Avenger, they replaced the part for free.

  • omar_de_leon Jul 30, 2009

    I got to resolve the problem, it was a mechanical problem, a pink part under the shifter was broken.


  • hdantenna May 11, 2010

    I misunderstood the question,now i see what is happening, this same problem happend to me with a ford probe with a floor shifter, If i am correct your shifter is locked in park, and you are right this is a electrical problem. Check under the hood for a circuit breaker that is burned out , they are usually in a black box under the hood with your secondary fuses. I would be suprised if it is in the small fuse box inside the car, but possible. Hope this helps

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    do the brake lights work? there is an override button in the console, check your owners man.


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I have the same car and problem..if you take apart the cup holder, and the silver plates around the shifter, you'll see bright pink parts. There is pink on the left side and the right side, its probably the right side pink part that broke. If you push that pink part towards the cup holders you can move it out of park. That piece broke and will need to be replaced.

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It should be covered under warranty. With the engine running press the brake pedal all the way to the floor and press the shifter button in all the way. Then work the shifter back and forth. If it stil won't shift it's either the interlock switch on the brake light switch, or the shifter solenoid. Take it back to the dealer.

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Step ion the brake when trying to shift

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  • jimgall Jul 27, 2009

    If you can't get it in gear, how can you get it back to the dealer?


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