My daughter's 2002 Escort ZX2's transmission is stuck in park. I haven't
looked at the car yet, will look at it later this evening
My first thought is a problem with the linkage and brake peddle safety
The linkage looks good, connected at the trnas, the shifter feels locked at
the console. I will look at the brake pedal switch next. Is the solenoid
located in the console?
Thanx for your advice.
The brake lights are functioning, we overrode the lock-out via the procedure
in the owner's manual. When the weather brakes around here, I am going to
troubleshoot the switch and solenoid.
Thanx for all the advice .
circuit and they couldn't shift into drive to pull the trailer out.
Since the brake lights are working, suspect the solenoiud on the
shifter. One thing I used to see a lot is a sticky solenoid or linkage
sue to soda/coffee spills into the shifter. The sugary liquid makes a
sticky coating on the mechanism. Solvents won't touch it, soap and hot
water will clean it right off..
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