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The transmission on my 2000 ford taurus is locked and I cannot get it into drive. It is parked on a hill. I have jacked up the front wheels to try to releive the pressure. The wheels will turn but I cannot shift to dreive when I strar the engine and presse the brake. Bill

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  • bnmfrench Sep 19, 2009

    The simple problem was the fuse had blown. Replace the fuse and the gear will shift

  • roberta3fan May 11, 2010

    Is it front wheel drive or rear wheel drive?

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You didn't put youe e-brake on before you put the trans in park. The Parking paw has to have the presure off the teeth. you can't do that by just turning the wheels. you need to move the entire can up the hill OR down to remove the
presure on the parking gear.
Always, use the parking brake it also, adjusts the rear brakes PADS.

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Not sure if the above comment fixed the issue, but it is absolutely correct even if it did not.
I wanted to tell you of a similar problem that I had and to fix it here is what I did:
If it is a console Shifter, take the body pieces off housing the shifter area to view the shift interlock and take a look at the wire harness (pigtail piece) connected to the shift interlock; the wires are getting pulled out of the pigtail due to a manufacturer defect that they are not seeing as a recall, but if you have warranty left they Will fix it for free.
All you have to do is reattach the wire to the correct location it was, reroute the harness (in my Case it was about a 6 inch harness piece) so it has room to move as the shifter is repositioned to a different area (P,R,N,D,L1,L2,L3) and put it back together!
Try it you'll be surprised!

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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