will not come out of park

Asked by May 12, 2016 at 04:52 PM about the 2001 Lincoln LS V8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers


Is the car resting on an incline? If the weight of the car is resting against the parking pawl it can be hard to shift. Have someone push or rock the car in the opposite direction of the lean to get some weight off the pawl, then apply the brakes and try to shift into gear. Best if the helper pushes from the side than from the front or back, for obvious reasons.


Change the BURNT out Brake light BULB it will come out of park then!

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