NEEDS CONSIDERABLE FORCE TO PUSH IT TO ENGAGE REVERSE OR FORWARD GEAR

  • Tiny
  • sorabjee
  • 2002 Ford Focus
  • 100,000 miles

2002 Ford Focus Wagon. At times the push-to engage-gear knob jams up and needs considerable force to push it to engage reverse or forward gear. What gives?

Most of the time all is well but sometimes it is difficult to press in the knob on the top of the gear handle and engage the transmission. Use of force usually corrects but lately it has been happening frequently and I would like to know what is happening and how to put it right. Is it a major expense repair?

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 10:08 PM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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Try spraying some wd-40 around it to loosen it up

Roy

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 10:14 PM
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  • rasmataz
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Have the park interlock solenoid checked-dunno the cost of repairs it varies with location.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 10:19 PM

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