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97' mercury sable the gear shifter will not shift out of park.. already checked the brake lights and everyhting it still won't shift out of park

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Sounds like the safety switch that allows it to shift out of park with brake pedal applied is faulty.

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Mercury sable gear shiftier jammed in park


Found this for a '93
Check that the brake lights work. The neutral park solenoid needs to see an input from the brake light switch before it allows the transmission to be taken out of park. If the brake lights don't work check the switch and fuses. If not the solenoid that allows the shift linkage out of park may have failed. Nearly every car has a mechanical override to allow the transmission to be shifted out of Park.

And this for a 2002
More than likely the BOO (brake on/off) switch located on the brake pedal, or it's connector is the problem. Check to see if the brake lights are working. If not, you can disconnect the BOO switch and jump the wires together. If the brake lights come on then, it should shift out of park.

So your's should be the same.

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Gear shift is stuck on park


Be sure to check ALL fuses. Next check to see brake lights come on when brake pedal is press to check brake light switch. If this doesn't work you may have a mechanical problem inside shifter housing.

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2000 ford mercury 3.0, shifter wont move. had a fender bender, put it into park and it wouldn't come back out.



For car not changing gears it can be shifter assembly issue, or it can also be transmission issue. Get the shifter assembly inspected with ignition OFF.

For more troubleshooting, I suggest you to get the Following help link checked, its complete step by step procedure to inspect gear shift issues: -----

GEAR SHIFT ISSUES

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2012/11/gear-shift-issues.html

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These will help.

Thanks.

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On my 97 villager the shift lever won't move from the park position it's like its locked whats the problem


check your brake switch thier is two one for your brake lights and one to activate the shift lock soliniod.

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2000 sable- can't shift out of park. shifter glides and needle on dash moves there's no gears shifting. is the transmission blown?


Not likely a blown transmission. More of a shifter cable issue. There is an adjustment nut on the ****** end. It could be loose or missing. If the nut is fine you have a broken cable.

May 19, 2012 | 2000 Mercury Sable

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My 1998 mercury sable won't come out of park but


That happen to me, and A guy helped me. The problem maybe down by the brake pedal, but above the brakes you may have pulled the wires a loose with your feet, or something and the wires need to be put back together maybe with black electrical tape. Definitley have to go down to the floor, and look under where the brake pedal is.

Feb 02, 2012 | 1998 Mercury Sable

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AFTER STARTING THE CAR ON pARK, THE GEAR WONT SHIFT


Hi, there is a shift lock solenoid that is supposed to be energized when you step on the brake pedal. Check to see if your brake lights are working. If not, first check fuse 17. If the fuse is good, odds are the brake light switch above the pedal is the problem. You can check it by pulling the connector off the switch and connecting the terminals in the connector using a large paper clip. If that puts the brakes on and releases the shifter, then replace the switch.
If that doesn't work, check to see if there is power on one of the wires. If there is no power, the wire from the fuse is bad.
If the brake lights are working, odd are the shift solenoid has failed. The shift solenoid is at the base of the shifter under the console.

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Aug 21, 2011 | 2000 Mercury Sable

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GEAR SHIFT STUCK IN PARK HAVE NO BRAKE LIGHTS


check the fuses as if the brake light fuse is blown it won`t allow the shifter to move out of park.it has a shift interlock system so the gear shift won`t accidentally be moved out of park by mistake.

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Why does my gear shift lock?


brake shift interlock. Have to step on brake to get shifter out of park. For safety to prevent unintended acceleration.

See owner manual for emergency bypass, if fuse goes or brake pedal switch is inop.

Apr 01, 2011 | 1997 Mercury Sable

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Ignition key doesn't turn, gear shift stuck in park


Check under your dash at the levers for the Brake pedal. There are some Interlock switches that get hit by feet fairly regularly. The switch that makes the gearshift unlock is on the Brake pedal.You have to have your foot on the brake to shift out of Park.

When the shifter is stuck you will not be able to remove your Key from the Ignition. You need to press on the Brake and then try to get the trigger on the shifter to move into Park. Once in Park everything will be okay.

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