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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Ford
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years experience in Foreign & Domestic Vehicles
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1991 f-150 will not come out of park and will not start, I

Customer Question

1991 f-150 will not come out of park and will not start, I suspect the manual lever position sensor is the problem, what do you think.
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: no trouble codes, brake lights come on.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: tested for power at the solenoid for the starter - checked for power to the mlps and checked the alignment all ok. also tested the ignition switch it is ok
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No I have run out of ideas of what the problem could be but I will double check the brake light switch.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 5 months ago.

what engine 4.9 or 5.0 or 5.8 ?

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 5 months ago.

1- checked linkage

2- did you change the manual lever position sensor

3- unless something broke internally in the trans

4- where you having problem shifting earlier to this happening

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
5.8 liter V8 - rear wheel drive - waiting for new manual lever position sensor, truck would not start the first time and I had to jump it at the solenoid then it was getting hard to shift gears from reverse to park. I took the truck home put in park and then it would not come out of park. shifter linkage works ok by the transmission .
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 5 months ago.

brake light switch checked ?

when you getting that lever switch ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Brake lights work, Should I test the switch. Truck will not start or shift out of gear . Will have lever switch on Wednesday had to order it.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 5 months ago.

yes test the switch also please

let me know wednesday what happens and we can go from there

I m online daily till 11 pm , just reply back when ready .

Chad