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2002 ford escort won't shift out of park after started

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Try turning the key on but not as far as it takes to turn on the dash lights,shift to neutral,then start the car,Check the brake lights,if they dont work,replace the brake switch at the pedal,that switch allows for you to shift out of park when running

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Escort: Shift lever stuck in Park position.

try starting in neutral then shifting gears if this works the brake light swithc may be bad or maby a fuse.

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SOURCE: automatic ford escort 1998 will not shift out of "park"

There is a switch between the brake and the transmission. I forget what its called but unless you have your brake pedal pressed your car will not shift out of park. If you do have your brake pedal pressed there may be something wrong with the sensor.

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Escort gear shift linkage is stuck in

It's the fuse that is blown which prevent's you from moving the gear from Park to anything else. The fuse box, on a 1995 Escort is on the drivers' side by the break pedal, I'm not sure where your fuse box is. Check the guide to see which fuse is the one for "Stop" and replace it, problem is I'm not sure what causes this and it's driving me crazy because it keeps on doing it. I've gone through so many fuses, there has to be a short somewhere...but I have no idea where.

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Most modern automatic cars require the driver to depress the brake pedal first, to allow releasing the gear out of Park.

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If neither of the above resolve this, then you will need to check the operation of your brake switch, mounted on the brake pedal.

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For complete step by step troubleshooting,click the solved help links with complete solution for such various solutions.

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I am having a hard time getting my 2002 ford escort into park, and staying, as well as my key not coming out.


The key not coming out is directly tied into the car not going into park far enough.You may have something stuck down inside your gear shift area keeping the handle from going all the way into park or something could have gotten in a wedged itself up near your shifter levers on top and the side of the transmission. I would pull off the shifter console first and make sure nothing is binding the shift levers before looking at the ignition switch area.Good luck.

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2002 Ford Escort gear shift linkage is stuck in park


It's the fuse that is blown which prevent's you from moving the gear from Park to anything else. The fuse box, on a 1995 Escort is on the drivers' side by the break pedal, I'm not sure where your fuse box is. Check the guide to see which fuse is the one for "Stop" and replace it, problem is I'm not sure what causes this and it's driving me crazy because it keeps on doing it. I've gone through so many fuses, there has to be a short somewhere...but I have no idea where.

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Could be possible bad motor mount. Does the engine look like it sits normally in the chassis? Watch the lower end of the transmission shift linkage while someone else shifts it. Look for places where it rubs against something else.

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Automatic ford escort 1998 will not shift out of "park"


There is a switch between the brake and the transmission. I forget what its called but unless you have your brake pedal pressed your car will not shift out of park. If you do have your brake pedal pressed there may be something wrong with the sensor.

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