might have a brock lock. i would pull the center consol and make sure its working fine, unhook the cable then check it, if it works unhook the cable from the trany and see if the cable is stuck. if not then chaulk the rear wheel and see if you can move the shifter on the trany by hand. you should find your problem in one of these things.
I had the same problem with my 96 t-bird lx. My friend told me that it might be a burned out fuse. I had my doubts but it was worth a shot. Low and behold, the sob was right. Try the fuse.
Push down the gearshift, then move the gearshift to the left and forward. You must be physically pushing *down* on the knob.
If you turn the engine off the gearshift will move easily. Its the brake light switch. It's a multi-switch that also operates the gearshift lock solenoid.
I discovered the answer myself. The car has a lockup system if you don't step on the brake pedal before trying to move the gearshift selector.
The clutch might not be completely disengaging.
You can view the 2002 Ford Escort owners manual online at : www . motorcraft service . com ( no spaces ) Click on Owner Guides ( starting on page 105 the manual explains the brake-shift interlock and what to do if the gearshift lever won't move out of the P ( Park ) position with the brake pedal depressed )
Check to see if the stop lights are working - shift interlock and brake lights are on the same circuit Check fuses
If you can still move the gearshift through all the gears even though it does not mave the truck move, it is probably you clutch that has gone out. sloppy gearshift, or no noticeable ability to find where the gears are might be you shifting forks or synchro.
There is a safety switch located behind your brake pedal arm behind the actual brake pad that evidently has gone bad that must be replaced, I believe average cost is @$20.00 for the part.
If you are unable to press in the button to move the shifter. Replaces the brake switch connected to the brake pedal.
The fuse powers the shift lock out, when you step on the brake it powers an soliniod that allows the shifter to move. you possibly have no brake lights also.
You must have the key inserted and in the "on" position to move the gearshift. Check this first!!! Might be a bad clutch cable as well.
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Next time it won't start, try turning the key to "Start", then move the gearshift. If it engages when you move the gearshift, it could be the neutral lockout safety switch is either bad or mis-aligned. I found that in my 5 speed it was the starter. everything would lite up just not start, so i push started it and it would start.
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A mis-alignd or faulty neutral lockout switch can sometimes be coaxed to work if you move the gearshift a little. When the problem occurs and you can get the engine to start by moving the gearshift you can just about guarantee that it's either a bad switch or a misaligned switch.
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