Car is stuck in park

Asked by Aug 17, 2015 at 12:16 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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1998 escort zx2

There is a little hole on the shifter face in the upper right corner that is covered by a cap. Pop the cap off with a screwdriver and find something about the size of a pencil and slide all the way to the bottom of the hole. it's a override for the shift solenoid.

That is a way to get your car in gear in a pickle. But not a fix. First get a helper to stand behind your car to see if the brake lights work. If they don't, there is the problem. The brake light switch or fuse (click for full screen)

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