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Ihave a 2002 F-150 and I cannot put it into gear. The gearshift seems to be stuck. Could this be an electrical problem since my electric windows and sunroof do not work either.

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I have ALL the exact same problems in my 2004 Ford F150 it seem many Ford F150 vehicles are experiencing the window issue. In my case the windows plastic regulator broke; I purchased all 4 windows regulators which comes w/ the motor mechanism, and installed them in myself, time consuming, but not hard! Kragen O'Reilly was cheaper than the dealer. I spent a total of $560 and saved $350. You can download step by step instructions from the Ford website.
As to the gearshift, a temporary solution, that has worked for me, is to take console off and spray contact cleaner in the gearshift. It may have gunk from drinks that have spilled, clean it out as much as possible. It will work as new, for a couple of months. May have to repeat the process or replace the gearshifter which Ford quoted $1,250. As to the sunroof, I woudn't know, mine stopped working and broke so it needs to be replaced, very expensive. I also have a back window that works when it wants to, so I believe I have electrical issues as well, but It will have to wait. Hope this helps, good luck!

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

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    yadayada Oct 21, 2010

    all the regulators go bad at once, really doubt that, this is a problem in the GEM module


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Check to see that the brake lights work, if the brake ciricuit is inop the shfter will not come out of park, the brake light circuit power up a small solenoid under the dash that relaease the shifter.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

  • nherring1991 Oct 21, 2010

    Put a screw driver into the latch hole of your center console lid and pry off your center console cover (cup holder area, gear labels, etc) then press the little white lever next on the left side of the gear shifter. Hold that. Press the brake and shift into drive.



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