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I have a 2002 Ford Explorer that will not shift into park with the brake pedal pressed.

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  • Laurynn1783 Sep 20, 2008

    my 1998 mustang won't either...turn the key one click...put it in neutral then start it and it'll work...UNTIL YOU TURN CAR OFF OR PUT IN PARK!! the major issue is whether or not your brakes work..which they probably don't if you have the same luck i do:( its something on the brake pedal...hope this help a little

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The Mustang driver has the answer to the problem. There is a switch on the brake pedal, which must be engaged before the shifter will move out of Park.

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