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Old 05-09-2006, 09:37 AM   #1
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Hi I need help.

I have an Automatic 95 V6 Mustang. Since 2 weeks ago my carís Stick shift is giving me problems and almost every time when I try to move it from Parking to reverse it is stuck and needs to be jerk around. This morning I couldnít even move it after trying to jerk the stick it is stuck on Parking.

Anyone knows why is it doing that? What can I do to move it so I can drive it to a mechanic?
And what would be the cost to fix it?
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Re: shift stick is stuck!! Help

are you pushing the brake in all the way? the if not, you're probably tripping the shift lock...
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Re: shift stick is stuck!! Help

I don't know for sure what's wrong... but somehow, I think the point where you're jerking the shifter, that might not be too great for the car. Anyway, I know when my mom's van stopped wanting to shift, it's because she was trying to shift it before she had depressed the brake all the way, and then once she had pushed it all the way, because she had been jerking it, it sorta locked up.
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yea I am pushing the brake is hard as I can
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Re: shift stick is stuck!! Help

I don't know what to tell ya'... may have to have it towed.
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Re: shift stick is stuck!! Help

Tranny going out??
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Re: shift stick is stuck!! Help

It's the sensor going out in your transmission.
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It's the sensor going out in your transmission.
Lowflyn can you please elaborate, where is the sensor, what can I do and stuff like that

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Re: shift stick is stuck!! Help

I'm not entirely positive where or what it is, but it's basically a brake lock out sensor. That's what it sounds like to me. My friend's 05 had something similar happen to it, he could not take the car out of park because his sensor had died. Like I say, I'm not sure where it is however and what to do about it, it just sounds like there is a short in that switch somewhere.
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Hi I need help.

I have an Automatic 95 V6 Mustang. Since 2 weeks ago my carís Stick shift is giving me problems and almost every time when I try to move it from Parking to reverse it is stuck and needs to be jerk around. This morning I couldnít even move it after trying to jerk the stick it is stuck on Parking.

Anyone knows why is it doing that? What can I do to move it so I can drive it to a mechanic?
And what would be the cost to fix it?

i had an issue like this b/c the installers of the stereo are jackasses.

but what i did to get around this was to turn the car on without starting it, shift it into drive, or reverse, then turn it all the way on
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i had an issue like this b/c the installers of the stereo are jackasses.

but what i did to get around this was to turn the car on without starting it, shift it into drive, or reverse, then turn it all the way on
Uhm...Kyle...you can't turn the car on with it in reverse or drive. Otherwise you really have more problems than you thought with that almighty 3.9.
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Uhm...Kyle...you can't turn the car on with it in reverse or drive. Otherwise you really have more problems than you thought with that almighty 3.9.
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Re: shift stick is stuck!! Help

There is a solenoid in the shifter mechanism which prevents the shifter from being moved out of park until it is energized. The brake pedal switch closes when the pedal is depressed energizing the solenoid.

With the ignition key in the run position, but without starting the engine, depress the brake pedal and listen for the click of the solenoid energizing. It is not very loud, so turn off the radio Also have someone tell you if the brake lights are on

If you hear the click, but cannot move the shifter, the solenoid may be out of adjustment or the lock out pin is jammed. The shift mechanism will have to be disassembled to determine the cause.

If the click is not heard, but the brake lights illuminate, then the solenoid or the wiring to it is faulty. First have the wiring at the solenoid checked for voltage. If there is 12 volts at the solenoid, and the connector is intact, tight and free of corrosion, then the solenoid should be replaced. If there is no voltage at the solenoid, then trace the wiring back until the voltage discontinuity is found.

If the click is not heard and the brake lights do not illuminate, the brake pedal switch is faulty or out of adjustment. The switch is mounted to the brake pedal bracketry under the instrument panel. Examine the switch and try to actuate it manually. If this illuminates the brake lights, then adjust the position of the switch so that the brake pedal arm contacts it and closes the switch when the brake pedal is depressed.

If manually actuating the switch does not cause the brake lights to illuminate, examine the wiring and connectors to the switch for breaks and loose connections. If the wiring is intact, replace the switch.

Check for a manual override
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Uhm...Kyle...you can't turn the car on with it in reverse or drive. Otherwise you really have more problems than you thought with that almighty 3.9.




turn the car on, shift it out of park into a gear, then turn it on



maybe i shoulda worded it like that
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oh, and the 3.9 has NO problems, and will NEVER have any
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turn the car on, shift it out of park into a gear, then turn it on



maybe i shoulda worded it like that
You still can't do that. The car will only crank if it is in park or neutral.
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Kyle got PWN3D Again
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Re: shift stick is stuck!! Help

hahaha, it's true... I remember when I came out of my concussion, I tried to start my car, cause it wasn't running (fuel pump shut off safety), but failed to realize it was still in D... NOTHIN'... I said " SON OF A *****".. then, got out and got checked by the first responders and ****. After my wits came to me, I popped the trunk, hit the switch, tried it again, still realizing it wasn't in P... finally shifted to P, started up and drove home. True story.
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You still can't do that. The car will only crank if it is in park or neutral.

oh yeah, thats what i did........my bad







PUT THE MUTHA****ER IN NUETRAL THEN START THE *****.............there
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oh yeah, thats what i did........my bad







PUT THE MUTHA****ER IN GEAR THEN START THE *****.............there
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You still can't do that. The car will only crank if it is in park or neutral.
no, you can start a auto car in gear. If the nuetral safety switch is bad and does not work you can put the car into gear and start it. Very bad for it but it can be done.

without this said switch it wont know if its in park or nuetral...so yea
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Re: shift stick is stuck!! Help

Noone has said anything about the linkages from the shifter to tranny. Is it possible they could have bent from him jerking on it, or maybe they were the original problem? Maybe a bird bounced up into your undercarriage and is blocking you from shifting lol.
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I doubt the linkage bent. I Its the solenoid on the shifter. Have the brake switch checked. And that solenoid.
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