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Can't shift out of Park position

Yesterday my Ford taurus '96 sprung a brake line leak. Immediately went into gear shift 'arrest' mode. After the new brake lines were put in, shifter became difficult to move out of Park position the first two times I drove today. After returning home from work, now I cannot move teh gear shift out of the Park position at all.
I'm going to check on the suggestion to replace the solenoid switch.

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  • nku2trt Sep 11, 2009

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    I did exactly that. It looks like they broke a wire connection which deactivated some sensor, which in turn prevented the gear lever from shifting. It works perfectly after they fixed the connection.
    This is the kind of situ which could easily lead to a very expensive fix, if you don't set someone's tail on fire. I did, and it worked.

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Take it back to the JACKASSES that fixed it, and tell THEM to FIX it!

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