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My 2002 Mercury Sable will not shift into gear, will shift out of park, but will not go into any gear.

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Wasn't there a recall for the sensor/part that keeps the gear shift from moving when your foot is not on the brake? Did you ever take your car back to have this replaced?

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

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How many miles and how does your transmission fluid look?

Get car ot normal oper. temps and put on level ground. Put trans thru all gears with foot on brake. Put into park, leave running and check level. If level is low, this could be part or all of your problem. If level is fine and trans fluid is not brown or burnt, you have an electronic problem.

If fluid checks ok, let me know if you have a Check engine light on, ABS light, etc.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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ok sounds like the transmission might be your problem
first you would need to change the transmission filer by pulling the transmission plate and draining and replace filter and fluids new fluids prefferably. if that doesnt fix it. you could have a sensor or computer part out only real way to know is to take to shop to get looked at. hope this helps good luck

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SOURCE: 97' mercury sable the gear shifter will not shift

Sounds like the safety switch that allows it to shift out of park with brake pedal applied is faulty.

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

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