Question about 2001 Ford Escort ZX2
Cannot shift out of park on my 2001 ford escort. it is an automatic.
Sounds like a problem with the shift interlock.Here's how it works:You put your foot on the brake pedal,the brake pedal switch sends voltage to a solenoid mounted on your shifter.The solenoid unlocks the shifter,and you remove it from Park.When the interlock doesnt work,it's usually the interlock solenoid mounted on the shifter malfunctioning,however the brake pedal switch,or wires to and from can also be at fault.
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
There is a small rubber piece behind the brake pedal that usually wears down of breaks that depresses the brake pedal switch, check the switch first, if that is okay then there is also the adjustable rod that is what the button on the auto shifter moves, remove the shifter, see if you can depress the rod manually and shift, if you can shift like that, unscrew the rod slightly to adjust it to a working height. Also, you have a shift lock release button through the small tab to the right of your shifter... a zip tie on the tab will allow you to shift but will not make it possible to "slip" shift or cause any other problems.
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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