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1996 ford xlt 4x4 the shifter is stuck on park don't want to force and break it please assist.

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First, check your brake lamps to see if they are working. The transmission shift-lock solenoid works off of the brake lamps. If your brake lamps are not working, fix them and you will most likely fix your shifter problem. If your brake lams are working and it still won't shift, you probably have a bad shift lock solenoid. A work-around to this problem goes like this:

Turn the engine off. Turn the ignition switch just far enough to unlock the steering whell, but not far enough to light up the dash lights. This should allow your shifer to move. Now, place the shifter in neutral to start the engine and drive the truck to where you need to go to get a fix for your shifter problems.

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    Thanks for the info! A burned fuse coulda cost me a whole lot more than the price of a fuse!!!!


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Brake switch is not working check for brake lights and fuses

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