shift handle will not release,key will not turn
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2002 Ford Explorer Question: difficult at times to unlock steering wheel. key won't turn shift handle will n
Answer #1pushrod February 13, 2014, 15:58Master
Possible brake light switch issue
Answer #2G. T. Service Center (3112 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG February 13, 2014, 16:03Master
Key turning is possibly the key is worn and/or tumblers in key lock cylinder worn as well or dry and sticking. Try another good key, if still hard to turn, maybe need to replace the key lock cylinder. The shifter will not release if the key doesn't turn to allow it it to unlock. If the key turns and the shifter will not move then consider #1 answer.
Replyfrenchindochina, February 13, 2014, 16:07Rookie
thanks for quick explanation
ReplyProfessorG, February 13, 2014, 18:35Master
U Bet and good luck.
Answer #3getch1 April 11, 2014, 08:51Rookie
it's the park safety switch inside steering column. the pin is suppose to drop down when brake is pressed so you can pull it out of park. pull pin down manually a couple of times and it might work again! I had same issue,