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I have a 1997 Mercury Tracer. The car started no problem but when I get to get it out of park, the shifter wouldn't budge. I tried and tried but could not get it out of park. Do you have any idea what the problem could be and about how much it will cost to fix it?

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The problem is the shifter interlock switch. Its fairly cheap to replace and simple.

Check you owners manual, and it will have directions on how to get the shifter to move untill you get it repaired.

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