Mercury cougar 2000 manual will not go into gear after starting. Looking at sensors?

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Asked by Feb 23, 2016 at 03:39 PM about the 2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Runs but will not engage transmission. Do not believe it is transmission.

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Assuming it is an automatic trans, can you move the shift lever out of PARK or is that where it is stuck? If it is stuck in PARK, there is a switch connected to the brake which will not allow you to shift from PARK unless the brake is depressed. If this describes your problem, the switch is probably defective or requires adjustment.

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