Question about 1997 Ford Taurus
Cant get out of park
Is it on a steep incline, if so it will have to be pushed the opposite direction that gravity is pulling on it. ie if headed up hill push from rear. If it is on a level it is probably in the ignition key position that has it locked out. Jiggle the ignition while trying to take it out of park. Also some models requite the brake to be pressed down. Check and see that the switch on the brake that is associated with the transmission selector is not faulty or misaligned. If that fails it will probably have to go into the shop. Hope one of these works, the position of the ignition is one of the worst causes of transmission selector problems across all cars.
Posted on Jun 22, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: shifter is stuck in park
check and make sure your brake light s work, if they don't the shifter is locked out, it is a safety feature to make sure your foot is on the brake when u shift into drive or reverse.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
this is caused by a piston in the transmission that has a crack in it once it warms up the crack seals and operates normally.being cold the crack opens up allowing fluid to flow past it. take to trans shop as soon as you can, will be minimum repair if it has not caused further damage in the transmission.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
SOURCE: 01 ford taurus stuck in park
try replaceingthe fuse for the brake antilockout and check that no wires have come off the brake switch, if you don't know where to look post a second comment for me to replay to you with more detail.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
it could be that the tick over is two slow in brive,,,
set it up to tickover at 850,,950 rpm (in drive)
or it could be a gear box fult like the drive plate has a crack in it,,,letting the torque converter slap about,,,
chech tick over first,,, bont adjust tick over in gear unless the brakes are held hard on,,,
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
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