Stuck in Park? Push fairly hard on brake, try it then. There should be an emergency release on the console. EIther a button next to the shifter on the base, a small hole that you can insert something into, nail, paperclip, ect., there may be a quarter size cover on the side of the console, probably on the passenger side. This is assuming there isn't something wrong with the transmission. Depending on where you live I suppose I could conceive of water, snow getting around the shift points on the transmission and freezing. Doubtful, but you might look at the top of the transmission just to rule it out.
if the shifter does not move the shift interlock may be bad
shifter is broke. my ranger was the same way. take the shifter off , and the ear on the other end will be broke. simple to fix. jus find another shifter like i did.
If the shifter will not move you have a mechanical or electric issued with the shifter. If the shifter does move you may have low fluid or a failed transmission.
Are you saying that the gear shifter will not move from park to drive or that when you shift to drive the vehicle will not move? We need more info.
If a Ford Focus is stuck in park, you should first check to make sure the gear is not stuck. You also need to make sure you have your foot on the brake in order to move it out of park.
1) reduce throttle to idle speed 2) move gear shifter to Neutral position 3) move gear shifter to Reverse position.
You've probably torn the transmission up or broken a shift lever by abuse. At least, somebody did.
If you cannot move the shifter out of the park position then you have a problem with the shifter cable or the brake safety lock. If you can move the shifter to the drive position, and it doesnt go in gear then you are a few quarts low on transmission fluid
i would look under neath at the transmition and see if the linkage is broke
Move the car. If the fan belt moves, it's still in gear. Also would be fairly hard to move if in gear.
Need more info. Are you saying that? 1. The vehicle won't go into reverse? 2. The vehicle shifter won't go into reverse? 3. The vehicle shifter won't move into reverse or drive?
It may be a broken or damage steering column. It may need to be replaced.
Maybe brake shift cable from brake to gear shifter?
On console shifters, the linkage from the brake pedal gets cokes and coffee spilled on it and woh't move. TAke the console out and clean the linkage.
take it apart and grease gear track inside.
Check the switch on the brake pedal that allows the transmission shifter to move into gear. If this switch/cable is broken the shifter doesn't know the brake is pressed so it will not allow shifter to move. It is a safety feature... a good one too.
There could be two reasons for this. The first is the transmission is completely out and the second is the linkage in the transmission is broken.
If you are unable to press in the button to move the shifter. Replaces the brake switch connected to the brake pedal.
Move the nut on the shifter bolt from the front of the shifter(closest to engine) and put it on the rear of the shifter bolt. Tighten it as much as possible (did mine with a 17mm box end wrench). once it's tight, remove the nut and put in on the other side again (just enough to cover the threads.) A couple of quick taps with a hammer and out she comes !
If you physically can not move the gear shift lever into gear, it could be a problem with the shifter linkage or the transmission. If you can select a gear by moving the the lever which is attached directly to the transmission, it is the linkage. If the lever moves into a gear but the mower doesn't move, it could be a broken belt or a bad transmission.
This is to prevent the car from going into gear when it is not meant to. You must have the key in the on position before you can move the vehicle out of park.
Try to have your Neutral Safety switch checked out or your brake switch, It controls the shifter so you cant put it in gear without pressing the brake
First you have to press the clutch all the way to the floor, then move the gear shifter whether it is on the collar or stick shift) to the middle of all the gears, then the vehicle will be in neutral.
The shifter has splines that need to be lubed get under the truck and spray the floor shifter mecanism and have someone move the shifter as u spray should free up then lube the linkage
Usually there is a safety interlock mechanism that requires you to depress the brake before shifting from park. Have this checked by a mechanic to be sure it is working before tearing into your tranny.