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I turn the car on. run great but will not go in gear. gear shift locked in place
1999 Ford Escort

I turn the car on. run great but will not go in gear. gear shift locked in place

(1999 Ford Escort)
could you please tell me what the problem maybe. It just will no go out of park
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on December 14, 2011
For this situations there is a mechanical unlock method .
On the right side of shifter there is a little black cap that needs to be removed and stick down a screw driver or a wire hanger and it will unlock the shifter.You need to take it to a shop anyway for further ispection.
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on December 14, 2011
You were correct. The screw driver unlocked. Something keep making it stick. Going to take it, an see what makes that happen. Thank you.
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on December 14, 2011
For this situations there is a mechanical unlock method .
On the right side of shifter there is a little black cap that needs to be removed and stick down a screw driver or a wire hanger and it will unlock the shifter.You need to take it to a shop anyway for further ispection.
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on December 14, 2011
You were correct. The screw driver unlocked. Something keep making it stick. Going to take it, an see what makes that happen. Thank you.

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