1997 Ford Taurus Can't get the gear shifter out of park some

Tiny
DWAYNE ANTHONY
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  • 1997 FORD TAURUS
Transmission problem
1997 Ford Taurus V6 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150, 00 miles

Sometimes it is hard to get gear shifter out of park
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Saturday, December 1st, 2007 AT 12:46 PM

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Tiny
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If there is no other way, then you'll have to remove the tensioner and bracket to gain access to the bolt.
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Sunday, September 30th, 2007 AT 9:53 AM
Tiny
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I can understand your issue. There are a few things that can cause your problem and all have to do with under the dash. First try checking to see if the sensor on the brake pedal is secure and all wires are properly in tact. If this sensor does not properly function then the solonoid on the steering column will not activate keeping the car in park. If the wires are not firmly attached this will be your problem.

Other problems could be worn bushings on the shifting shaft located on top of the steering column housing. This will create a sloppy shifting condition and should be easy to tell by just moving the lever back and fourth to see if there is any play in it. The feel should be solid with minimal slop. This is an extreme disambly and requires talent and patiences to disassemble and replace the sttering housing.

The actual solonoid could be going out but doubtful. My bet is on the electrcal switch at the brake pedal. It is located a could of inched abouve the pedal itself and is the easiset to access and repair.

Please leave feedback if this helps solve the problem.
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Monday, December 3rd, 2007 AT 10:40 PM
Tiny
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Did you fins a solution to your earlier problem?
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Sunday, December 5th, 2010 AT 6:48 AM

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