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2000 Ford zx2 escort wont shift out of park

HI. My 2000 Ford zx2 escort wont shift out of park while the car is on.this started 4 days ago. Sometime i have to wait a few minutes and it will shift. Its a floor console & i think it has something to do with the shifter button.

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I have a 98 and had the same problem just today, I found the problem by looking up where the pedal goes to and you will see two switches that the pedal hits when released, its the switch on the left side of the car, you will notice two (well one is prolly missing since the lights wont go off) blueish rubber pads on the brake pedal that hit the switches. since the one that goes to the switch to turn the lights off is gone go out and buy a small plastic body push screw to insert in the hole the old pad was in. there ya go all fixed

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hi.t thing to do firstly is check your fuses under bonnet and then check the fuses inside the car which are mostly under the dashboard and are easy to get to.
It could be that one of your other fuses has blown and caused this to short circuit.
Check all the fuses throughout and if they are all ok except the one that lights up the gears your in,then change that one.
It might not be that the bulb has blown at all.
If this all fails,then you will have to go through the process of taking out the centre concule which is or should only be clipped into place by self tapping screws which should just pop out with a flat ended screw driver and are easy to push back into place with your thumb.
Hope this has helped.

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SOURCE: My 98 Escort ZX2 manual transmisson seems to shift gear hard!

Clutch may be smooth but this is a sign of the clutch needing replaced. Some of these models have a linkage adjustment under the hood. Others are hydrallic and need fluid. Look under the hood where the steering is and see which you have and address accordingly. Good luck. Check on costs of clutch replacement.

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Click on the link below, Enter the year,make,model, and engine. You will get a page with a link to the diagram you need under the part number.
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SOURCE: 2000 escort ZX2 automatic the shifter sometimes

Live with it, unless you want to replace the transmission. It's getting old and cranky.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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