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I have same problem with 2003 Aviator. My wife is stuck right now. Two weeks ago she broke the entire gear shift because it would not move out of park. She took it to the dealer and paid over $1500 to have it fixed. Apparently all they did was put it back on without taking care of the issue that caused her to break it in the first place. We tried pressing down very hard on the brakes which worked for a few days, but now that is not working either. She has another appt with dealer for Thursday but needs to drive home later today.

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Sorry im not a lincoln expert but the switch for the "park lock"(isolator switch) is either vacuum operated or electric.when they go your stuck until replaced.

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