floor transmission shifter

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Old 01-21-03, 07:55 PM
handymanguy
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floor transmission shifter

1997 Mercury Cougar 4.6L V8 mileage: 63,000. Automatic Tranmission Shifter (on the floor). Recently when I start the car, it is often very hard to depress the shifter button and move the shifter out of PARK. It's like the safety lock is not disengaging. It's worse when the car is on a very slight incline and the engine is cold. Got any ideas? Is this an electrical problem or a mechanical problem? Oh, and by the way I DO have my foot on the brake when I am trying to depress the shifter button and move it out of PARK.
 
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Old 01-22-03, 03:52 AM
Joe_F
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Check your stoplight switch when this happens. It may not be releasing the park interlock solenoid which would cause this problem.

Happened on my cousin's Ford....then realized he also had no brake lights.. Put two and two together--bad stoplight switch in his case.
 
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