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2001 sable the gear shift wont come out of park. it wont come out of park with the key off, brake lights work an the brake switch is new.

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Try replacing the automatic transmission fuse, if that doesn't work check your linkage to your ignition

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Mercury sable gear shiftier jammed in park


Found this for a '93
Check that the brake lights work. The neutral park solenoid needs to see an input from the brake light switch before it allows the transmission to be taken out of park. If the brake lights don't work check the switch and fuses. If not the solenoid that allows the shift linkage out of park may have failed. Nearly every car has a mechanical override to allow the transmission to be shifted out of Park.

And this for a 2002
More than likely the BOO (brake on/off) switch located on the brake pedal, or it's connector is the problem. Check to see if the brake lights are working. If not, you can disconnect the BOO switch and jump the wires together. If the brake lights come on then, it should shift out of park.

So your's should be the same.

Mar 26, 2017 | Mercury Cars & Trucks

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Gear shift is stuck on park


Be sure to check ALL fuses. Next check to see brake lights come on when brake pedal is press to check brake light switch. If this doesn't work you may have a mechanical problem inside shifter housing.

Dec 06, 2013 | Mercury Cars & Trucks

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Yesterday went to town put my 2001 mercury sable in park and could not get it back in gear, after fighting with it for several mins. It went in gear, went to save alot did the same thing, turned ignition...


Brake Shift interlock system problem probably . This is a safety system that will not let you move the gear selector from park ,unless your foot is pressing on the brake pedal . Electrically controlled locking solenoid , wiring , brake switch used to control this .

Sep 13, 2017 | 2001 Mercury Sable

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Gear shift in 2001 ford expedition stuck in park wont shift


Check under the dash at the top of the brake lever. There are some plastic switches which can get hit by your feet. Since you have to step on the brake pedal to shift the transmission out of Park, that switch is probably broken or out of place.

You can have someone look at the brake lights and see if they light up when the pedal is pressed. Chances are that circuit is not working so the electric release for the gearshift will not work.

Jan 15, 2011 | Ford Expedition Cars & Trucks

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I cannot shift my 98 Sable out of park into a gear after it starts, if I turn the engine off then turn the key to on (not engaging the starter) the gear shift can be moved to neutral then the engine starts...


Sounds like a problem with the brake light switch. Do the brake lights work? It is a problem with the shift interlock system. It is controlled by the brake light switch on the brake pedal bracket.

Aug 02, 2010 | 1998 Mercury Sable

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2001 Escort ZX2: it wont go out of park...


There is a safety lock-out that keeps you from taking the car out of gear if you don't push the brake. If your brake lights still work then the switch is good. Also, some people have reported that if the high mount brake light is bad it will keep the car from being shifted out of park. If all of your brake lights work then the solenoid is bad. Remove the center console to get to the solenoid. Since the solenoid is expensive most people just zip-tie the solenoid open so that you don't have to push the brake to shift it from park.

May 16, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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97' mercury sable the gear shifter will not shift out of park.. already checked the brake lights and everyhting it still won't shift out of park


Sounds like the safety switch that allows it to shift out of park with brake pedal applied is faulty.

Apr 07, 2010 | 1997 Mercury Sable

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Cant take my car out of park, 2007 ~ 300 chry


there should be a shift lock overide button on the shifter look in owners manuel. just push button in and shift
make sure brake lights work most cars wont shift out of park unless brake is on. they use the brake light switch for this though some have a seperate switch on the brake pedal
check ALL fuses under dash and under hood replace any that are bad

Mar 25, 2010 | 2007 Chrysler 300 AWD Sedan

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My 2001 crown vic will not shift out of park


when you depres the brake pedal do yoiu hear a clicking noise in the steering column? (this noise would be a sign of the shift interlock solenoid functioning)? are all of the brake light bulbs working? (it wont let you shift without all brake bulbs working)....you can overide this shift feature by turning key to on position, without starting vehicle, shift into neutral, then into your desired gear. i hope this helpos your some! good luck!

Jun 06, 2009 | 1999 Ford Crown Victoria

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My Truck wont shift out of park and my brake lights arent working


there a little switch on the shifter to stop it from going into gear with out the brake on .eather theres no power or switch is bad. it under the dash at the shifter .good luck

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