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1991 ford escort wagon

When i start the car then put foot on brake and go to put car from park to drive it does not go the first time

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Make sure that your brake switch at the pedal is not broken or loose alos check the wiring connector at the brake light switch, if it is ok then the problem is in the switch at the shifter itself it is a safety feature to preven accidental drive away of vehicles.

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