Car is stuck in drive

Tiny
MJ1013
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  • 2004 FORD ESCAPE
Transmission problem 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 104, 00 miles

Pulled up to my house and my car would not shift out of drive, unfortunately my husband shut the car off with emergency brake on, now cannot start the car as it thinks it is in drive, reads drive, yet shifter is stuck in park position. Why would this be? Is there any way to start the car while in drive so I do not have to pay for a tow?
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Sunday, June 20th, 2010 AT 8:33 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This is a common problem because the shift cable lockup and needs to be replaced. Here are guides to help you get the job done.

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers
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Friday, July 2nd, 2010 AT 1:50 PM
Tiny
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Yep that was the problem I had to get the cable from ford but installed it myself not to bad, thanks for your help I love this site.
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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 AT 1:00 PM

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