Gearshift Lockout

Tiny
SAWNGLEEW
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  • 2005 FORD ESCAPE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 94,000 MILES
I have a 2005 Ford Escape. Lately, it has been hard to get the gear shift to move out of park. Have to pump brake and jiggle alot, but happens intermittently. Always at the most inopportune time. What is causing this and can I fix it without going to the dealership and get ripped off?
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Friday, February 5th, 2010 AT 12:59 AM

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Tiny
JACK42
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It sounds like the interlock solenoid is going out which is common. Here is a diagram to show you what you need to change to fix the problem.

This diagrams show you how to get at the solenoid.

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know what happens.

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Friday, February 5th, 2010 AT 7:29 AM
Tiny
DAFALCO
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I just wanted to note that sometimes I had to jiggle the shifter. Once I replaced the solenoid the problem is fixed! Thanks for the tip :)
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 11:09 PM
Tiny
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My 2005 Ford Escape has the same locking gearshift problem. I took it to the dealer because I didn't want to be stuck on the road with this problem. The dealer said it was my gearshift and it would cost me over $500 to replace. I video'd myself trying to shift the gear so I can show them, but I think they already know.

I was going to pay over $500 to fix, I run across this post and bought the part for $67.00. All good :)
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Sunday, June 10th, 2012 AT 4:22 AM
Tiny
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

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Thursday, June 14th, 2012 AT 9:54 PM

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