AT stickshift won't shift

Asked by Mar 14, 2016 at 08:08 PM about the 1999 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The automatic transmission stick shift won't go into drive, but will go into
reverse and park.  What's wrong?

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May be the shift linkage is binding up, or possibly a shifting solenoid.

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