Re: 99 Ford Crown Vic
Couple of goofy ideas (but then, that's my job), what happens when you put it in drive electrically speaking? Does it have the auto door locks when placed in drive? If so, are the door locks on the same circuit? maybe a short there. Or, perhaps the linkage pulling on a wire causing short (really out there I know). I'm trying to think what else is electrically triggerd when you put the trans in drive....hmmm? If not the door lock thing, then I'd start by getting to the wiring cluster near or on the steering column (under the dash) and seeing if I could spot unprotected wires there. Just a start. Good luck
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