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I have a 1998 ford escort zx2 that wont come out of park the button on the shifter seems blocked

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  • boufus540 Mar 25, 2011

    pull the console apart take the shift knob off there is a little electronic box attached to a rod which is attached to a piece of metal alongside the shifter. that piece of metal is supposed to move if it dont it wont let the pin go down from the shifter spray the bottom of that piece of metal with pb blster or wd40 to get it to move freely. I just had to do the same thing to my brothers zx2

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It has tab on the shift consel pop it out put screw driver down hole it should release it. or another is to turn key from unlock position just a little bit just enough so there is no power going to ignition put in nuetral then start car. you either have a shift lock problem or blown fuse or stop light out.

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