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1993 Mercury Sable Question: Shifting out of park



Gwan, 3.8L V6, Buffalo, NY, February 15, 2010, 17:05

Cannot get the shifter to move out of park. Worked fine one day, the next day won't shift out of park.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 15, 2010, 18:57

    Check that the brake lights work. The neutral park solenoid needs to see an input from the brake light switch before it allows the transmission to be taken out of park. If the brake lights don't work check the switch and fuses. If not the solenoid that allows the shift linkage out of park may have failed. Nearly every car has a mechanical override to allow the transmission to be shifted out of Park.
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    robinbanks918 January 16, 2012, 06:06

    An easy way to figure ouy if you can fix it before you take it to amechanic is by purchasing a new brake switch abd replacing it. ...If that doesnt work then you problem will be very costly....

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