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Old 07-07-2008, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wink Shift lever, can't get out of park

Hi guys, I have a problem with getting my truck out of park. It's a 94 F250 4x4 auto trans. As usual I push down brake pedal after starting and it won't shift out of park until repeated push downs and releases of the brake pedal. Would this be the safety switch gone bad? I've been told there are two, one around the brake pedal and one on the tranny somewhere. Could any of you fellows help me?

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Old 07-07-2008, 03:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My son is having the same problem. we have his dash tore apart. then Last night I read it might be a brake light fuse. Putting dash back together to see if this works. Anybody eles have any Ideas?
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Is the truck weight resting on the park pawl ie on a hill. I can find no reference re a requirement to press the brake to allow the trans to be shifted in the 94 truck info on Ford CD.
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No, it' not parked on a hill, in the garage. I have always had to depress the pedal to shift out of park. Another post under the PSD had a similar problem and was stated to be the brake switch. I haven't checked my brake lights as I am not at home until tomorrow, but I will check that out and see if my lights are working. I don't think it's a fuse since it will shift after repeated pumps on the pedal....MS
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OK just checked 96 info....... there are 2 fuses #18 and #13...... BOO switch signals the Shift lock actuator. BOO.......Brake on off switch found on the brake pedal arm.
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Problem solved...$14 brake switch save the day. Easy to install...even I can do it...saved tons of bucks
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