Most likely it is the shifter interlock witch locks the shifter so children or even a n adult dose not mistakenly knock the shifter out of park. some cars that the interlock dose not release when in park or when key is in the run position will shift in the acc. mode where you can listen to the raido but not use things like power windows or wipers. I would try that then put it in neutral and try starting the car with the parking brake on. if it comes out of par then it is the interlock and you can use the steps I mentioned before to start the car till you get it to a mechanic. good luck hope this helped.
my 1997 ford escort wagon 2.0 i put a transmission in it it changes low second but not drive what is the problem
my 2002 ford escape sensor is misfiring and it won't shift into drive
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You take the console out and then the shift interlock solenoid is easily put in. A piece of cake once you get the console off.
If they are of the same model.
The shift solenoid is under the console in the shift assembly.
Yes , the 2001 Ford Escort is front wheel drive
take apart the drive shaft
odometer 2002 ford escord