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.
Check the fuse for the brake lights. Have had to help several people
with this problem, especially at boat ramps where the water shorted the
brake circuit and they couldn't shift into drive to pull the trailer out.
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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