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1995 Procraft with Mercury Quicksilver Remote, will not move throttle unless red lever is engaged to shift into gear. Works fine in either fwd or rev.

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SOURCE: 1995 grand cherokee trans not shifting in to second gear

Check transmission fluid levels,,replace lost fluid as needed,,,if this does not work,,take the car to a mechanic,,,sorry to say,,this kind of problem almost alway's requires a transmission mechanic to repair.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009


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SOURCE: My 2003 Mercury Mountaineer Gear Shift is stuck.

See if u have brake lights. This is what energizes the shifter solenoid. There are 2 fuses u can check both are in the under dash fuse panel. Fuse 23 (15amp) and fuse 26 (7.5amp).
To get it out of park turn igntion switch on stopping just short of engerizing the electronics then u should be able to get it out of park and into neutral.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009



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SOURCE: driving home car suddenly reving not moving

Sounds like you might have lost the tranny,or at least the shift solinoids inside the tranny.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009


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SOURCE: 1995 cadilac deville has problem shifting from 1 to 2 gear

You don't have torque converter shudder. You don't even mention that in your original post! You def had a solenoid issue. My 94 STS did the same thing. I only had reverse, 1st and 2nd gear. Wouldn't shift outa 2nd period. It was a $200 solenoid repair. Car had a 160K on it when that happened. I have almost 170k on it now. Shifts and works fine. you don't need the tranny replaces ad josavv63 indicates.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009


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SOURCE: 1999 F350 crew cab 4x4 ford, gear shift lever

Ok ready to stand on your head under the dash?
It's doable... there is a flange connected to the gearshift lever under the steering column. If you remove the lower dash cover where the fuses are, you should be able to see it when you move the gear shift lever... look around on the floor of the truck to see if you dropped a star-headed bolt or two... these bolts worked loose on my superduty and made shifting very was an easy fix... let me know how you do on it.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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