1996 Ford Contour, 126,500 miles, Automatic transmission, Floor Gear shifter - One day I was in a drive-thru and I put my car in park while still running. Once I tried to take the car out of park it would not move out of Park. Therefore I had to forcefully pull it out of Park. Once that happened immediately the temperature control & gas gauge stopped working, I could also go into R-N-D without any problem but once I put it back into park it does not move. Like two days later the whole car just stopped working, my battery was being drained instantly. The car could be on and drving but it will go out like I'm loosing power. The battery is brand new. Now it doens't turn on at all. The power works some but at a minimum. Do you know where I should start? Some say it's an electrical issue and some say I may need a new alternator, but would that cause the gear shifter to not work?
Thursday, May 17th, 2007 AT 1:05 PM