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I have a 1995 Lincoln Town Car. It starts fine, but I cannot get the shift lever out of park. According to the research I've done, in 1995 they started using a Transmission Range sensor, which replaces the old neutral safty switch. Could this be the problem?

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  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

    1. i had the same problem..just had it fixed today,the brake switch is bad just above the brake peddel,cost me $72.00 at the Lincoln dealership,read your auto manual,turn key to on shift into nutrel crank engine,put into gear,drive away,every time you put into park,you have to start over.James

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  • alexmcc100 Jan 16, 2009

    i have a 1999 lincoin towncar tht brake lights will not work and when you depress the brake it will not go in gear

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    1998 Lincoln Town Car is stuck in Park, the lever will not move



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Yes could be the transmission range. also called neutral safety switch. if you order it tell them you need a neutral safety switch. its still called that way on 1995 models.

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Your trans will not come out of park until the brake pedal is depressed and the brake light switch activated, you most likely have an issue switch or the wiring to it, 1st thing to do is see if the brake lights work, if not jumper the switch at the brake pedal and see if the lights work, if they do, and it will still not come out of park there is a problem with the release solenoid on top of the steering column, you will have to drop the column to service that solenoid, but most often the issue is with the brake light circuit, either the switch or the connector to it..

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