On Wed, 7 Sep 2005 16:30:42 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Sha Zam) wrote:
>i have a 1992 Ford Aerostar 4.0 and i can`t get it out of park!! i can
>put it into reverse by crawling under the van and pulling on the linkage
>but not into drive... i have been told it may have a lock-out switch on
>the brake pedal that locks it into park if your tail lights malfunction.
>i checked my tail lights and they are working just fine....
> there are two switches on the brake pedal one with wires and one
>with a rubber hose.. i assume the switch with the rubber hose is the
>lock-out switch... can i disable this switch so i can shift into drive
>to move the van??...... or is the shift cable the culprit or possibly a
>internal transmission problem??.........
>PLEASE HELP!! i need to move this van ASAP
If the shift interlock isn't working right I believe you can work
around it. Rather then starting the car and then fiddling with trying
to move the shifter, the first thing you do is put your foot on the
brake (to make sure the car doesn't roll) and just turn the key to the
first "click" which is the unlock position. Then you should be able
to shift it out of park and INTO neutral BEFORE you turn the key any
further. Once it's in neutral you can start it and once it's started
you should be able to shift it into any of the positions.