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2005 ford escape my gear shift gets stuck in park

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This was the problem on our car: Open the hood and follow the cable from the gear shift down to where it meets the transmission. The cable end has a loop and attaches to the gear shift lever coming out of the transmission with a peg. It appears the loops is only held in place by a small rubber grommet. The grommet had perished allowing the cable end to pop off and hang loose. You can reattach it quite easily by reaching down with one hand. I had read in other years it is held on by a zip tie

Posted on Sep 10, 2011

  • Cinegurl Jan 07, 2013

    eakster: was your issue ocurring intermittently or consistently? I currently have the same problem - intermittently. The shop (not dealer - they screwed me before) has already replaced the brake switch twice and the full gear shifter...$500 later and it's still happening.....

  • eakster Nov 16, 2013

    Sorry for the late response - no this was a sudden failure. Basically there was suddenly no connection between shifter assembly and transmission. Once I reconnected it and reinforced with some ties, it's been fine ever since.

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SOURCE: Key is stuck in my 2005 Ford Escape. Gear shift

this is just a suggestion but the steering wheel lock may be malfunctioning try while whith your left hand jerking your steering wheel counter clock wise while jostling your ignition with your keys securely in the ignition towards the start direction. this may not be it but it does happen

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Have you changed the cable?

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