The ANSWER below says to SHIFT to neutral and start the car there.
If the original post was called CAN'T SHIFT OUT OF PARK, then HOW can you shift
to NEUTRAL to start the car from there ????
Subject: Re: Can't Shift out of Park
The work-around, in case you don't have the Owner's Manual handy, is to put
foot on brake
pedal, shift to neutral before starting engine, then foot on brake (so it
doesn't roll on
ya) and shift to either drive or reverse as appropriate.
Drove my van for 2 years doing that. It's also a great anti-theft device
drives jiffy-lube type places and valet parking attendants crazy ... they'll
come looking for you if you forget to tell them about it.
Turn the key to Off (just past Lock, just before On), shift to Neutral,
then start the car from Neutral and shift into Drive or Reverse. This
works on my 1993 Taurus, and should work on other Fords as well.
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