PROBEM WITH SHIFTING FROM PARK TO DRIVE

  • Tiny
  • kerrie6900
  • 1998 Ford Mustang
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 270,000 miles

Hi. I have a 98 Mustang 6cyl. Automatic, and it is getting very hard to take out of park to drive, when you push the side button in on the t-handle shifter. It does this even when the wheels are straight and on level ground, and I have my foot on the brake. Any suggestions, and how to fix, or check.

Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 12:26 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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  • 41,976 posts

Seems the interlock solenoid is preventing the lever from being shifted out of park.

Check if the brake lights are working.

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Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 1:18 PM
  • Tiny
  • kerrie6900
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Yes. The brakes lights do work, so I don't believe it is the brake switch. Where is this interlock solenoid located and is it hard to replace or check.

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Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 1:33 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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The electronic shift lock actuator is mounted at base of shift lever. You need to remove the console to get at it.

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Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 4:59 PM
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  • kerrie6900
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Ok. Since brake lights do work and wiring seems ok, it propably is the solenoid so I will just replace it. Thanks for everyones help, much appreciated.

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Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 8:21 PM

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