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2001 ford escape ... the key won't go into the ignition ... so we can't turn the key ... the steering column is not locked ... i tried wiggling the steering wheel and continued to try to turn the key but it didn't work... tried putting the brake on ... checked to make sure it was in park...

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There are three bolts under everything that you see. The steering wheel comes off first,then the retainer ring has to come off(it's on the same steem that the wheel is on,there is a tool for that). There is a plate with slots in it that will come off. Pull everything else out carefuly as not to lose any screws or break any wires, and you should see the three screws in a triangle formation. Tightin them & reasemble.

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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.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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You may need to have they key reprogrammed at your local dealer. The keys have a transponder built in them as an anti theft device. If the transponder becomes damaged, it will need reprogramming or replacement. *NOTE* This costs MUCH more than just having your key copied (between $30 and $75 US)

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the key may be worn badly or the ignition needs to be replaced.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SECTION 211-04: Steering Column 2002 Escape Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder Removal and Installation
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