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Assuming you mean that you have to press the brake hard to get the vehicle to shift. Most newer vehicles have a safety switch that prevents the vehicle from getting "bumped" out of park. You have to press on the brake to get these vehicles to shift. A switch is connected to the brake pedal, and the switch sends current to a little relay allowing you to shift the gear. If the switch is adjusted wrong or if the master cylinder is adjusted wrong, you will have to work hard to get the pedal down far enough to activate the switch. It's usually a minor adjustment and shouldn't cost much. Many shops will do it for free, just to get you thinking highly of them.

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Q: 99 ford escort is not shifting easliy from park to reverse or drive have to press will all of your might to get it to shift what could be causing this?
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