97 Ford Explorer will not go into gear from the column

Tiny
SARENA1121
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  • 1994 FORD EXPLORER
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,000 MILES
When I first purchased the explorer in 2011 of this year I had to put a new fuel pump put on. Then the headlight fell out on the top right. The back left light cover has a hole in it that someone has covered up before me and the bulb blows a lot. Since then I had to put brakes on it several times. I had to put calipers on the front rigyt and left because one had locked up. Also just recently in the last two weeks my fuse under the hood for the power windows. It also operates the power seats. It is a 30 amp maxi fuse. I have bought several and it blows everytime. The main problem now is it will not go out of park. It is like it is stuck. I have tried turning the switch and not cranking it and putting it in neutral and cranking it and putting it in the gears but it will not move at all period. Any information you could give me on what this could be would be greatly appreciated.
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Friday, July 29th, 2011 AT 8:57 PM

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Tiny
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Check the brake lights- are they working if so could be the shiftlock control solenoid if not further test the brake switch
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Friday, July 29th, 2011 AT 9:06 PM
Tiny
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The brake lights are not working and while I was searching online I thought perhaps it was the brake light control switch so I got that and replaced it since it is only 10 but I am not sure if installed it properly or if that is not the problem at all. As to clarify the answer to your question though no the brake lights do not work on the back up lights.
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Saturday, July 30th, 2011 AT 12:25 AM
Tiny
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Check the stop lamp fuse
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Saturday, July 30th, 2011 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
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Checked fuses all are working
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Saturday, July 30th, 2011 AT 9:51 PM

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