Question about 1998 Ford Escort
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
What you have is a safety switch, wich is why when the car is running you need to step on the brake to release the shifter from park. the switch is electric, and therefore isn't working because your battery is dead. Now, for the good news. Next to your shifter there should be a little plug, or a slot about the size of your door lock key hole. Insert your key into the slot, press down lightly, and then you can take the car out of park. That is called your "shift lock release"
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
check your brake light switch . and the brake transmission shift interlock solenoid. and fuse . if either is bad you cant get transmission out of park. get a haynes manual to tell you where the brake transmission shift inter lock switch solenoid located.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
Pop open the hood (bonnet) on the left isde of the firewall there is a red/black battery connection so you can jump start the car without getting to the battery.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
Just try to keep the gas and drive for at leat 15 min HWY if possible. Yes, it will turn off if you let go the gas, but it will restart and stay on as long as you press on gas. Just keep on driving and the computer will readjust the emission inputs and will get back to normal.
Posted on May 11, 2009
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