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Old 05-06-2004, 11:40 AM
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97F150 Stuck in park

My transmission won't come out of park. I can do the "trick" others have posted (cutting ignition half way on, put in N, crank, then put in gear), but have found that when I pull the fuse of the Park Lock or whatever it's called, I can put the truck in gear with no problem. Is there any trouble or damage that could be caused by not having the fuse installed? It also list a Control Timer in the owner's manual as using that fuse. Thanks.
 
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Old 05-06-2004, 01:47 PM
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Does your brake lights work? If the brake switch is bad it won't let the transmission come out of park. It's not sensing that your foot is on the brake.
 
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Old 05-06-2004, 01:53 PM
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The brake lights are not working but they just stopped
yesterday. The transmission thing has been going on for about 6 months.
 

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Old 05-06-2004, 02:55 PM
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You sure one of you wires isn't broke off your brake sencing switch. I have a 97 also and I found my wire was broke off so I had to splice on another wire and reconect it. It's a real pain having to crawl up under that dash.
 
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Old 05-06-2004, 03:00 PM
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That is possible. Should I be checking out the switch connected to the brake pedal?
 
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Old 05-06-2004, 04:39 PM
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Most likely,the wires going to the connector are broke.I had to resplice my wires and while I was down there I replaced the switch too.I did away with the plastic connection and used female spade connectors.And,it is very cramped under there too!
 
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Old 05-07-2004, 06:39 AM
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I did the same thing. My taillights work and my truck will come out of park now. Thanks for the help. And yes, I have a stiff neck from craning it under the dash, even with the knee bolster removed.
 
 


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