1993 Mercury Sable Q&A
1993 Mercury Sable Question: Shifting out of park
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. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info .There is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You get a one year subscription to year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual. http://bit.ly/alldata_repair_manuals or try http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online and get an online repair manual subscription. - patrick mannion
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.... - robinbanks918
Recently we had this exact same problem. The cheapest way out was to have the mechanism that prevents you from shifting out of park removed. If you choose this option be sure to set the emergency brake when you park to avoid accidentally shifting the car out of park, since the gearshift will then be very sensitive to touch. - JMHobson
Car was running fine have had no slipping of the transmission. Parked the car and when we started it later it made a whirring kind of noise and won't shift into any gears.
i am able to turn engine over but it wont budge out of park
I have a 200 Mercury Sable. The car starts fine but does not come out of park. When I rock the car slightly, either with the engine on or off it will shift out of park.
The problem is this, when I turn the key in the ignition, the accessory lights come on but when I try to turn the key to start the engine, it will not turn over. Clicks can be heard under the hood...