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I own a 98 lincoln continental and ever since it I bought it with 15000 miles on it I have had trouble sometimes getting the transmission out of park. I have it to 3 or 4 places to have it fixed to no avail. Any suggestions

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It is probably the sensor for the foot brake not sending the signal that is ok to engage a gear.

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