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Shifter lever hanging up and not letting you shift when you step on the brake. 1998 ford ranger

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  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 1999 escort.



    tjj2tj@msn.com



    need solution. thank you

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Is this an automatic, and are you saying that you can't shift out of park even though the brake is depressed?

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Sounds to me like you broke the shift link cable housing connecting the cable to the transmission.

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