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97 cougar will not come out of park until motor warms up. Where is the gear shifter lock located?

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When the temperatures drop below 30 degrees I cannot get my gear shift out of park until the car is fully warmed up. When depressing the button on the shift lever it does not respond until vehicle is...


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Ordinarily when this happens you have to physically move the lock or replace or adjust the brake pedal switch to get the shifter to move freely.

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