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Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Our 2010 Ford Expedition XL is having problems getting out

Customer Question

Our 2010 Ford Expedition XL is having problems getting out of park. Initially I had low brake fluid at the "min" level. I filled it up to "Max" and it worked fine. Now we are having problems with it releasing from park.
JA: Have you checked the brake fluid? When was it last changed?
Customer: Brake fluid level is good. Last time it was changed was in 2014.
JA: Are you fixing your Expedition yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. I'm just trying to trouble shoot it. I don't know if the brake fluid level was the culprit or is there another sensor (like the brake switch sensor). What else can cause it to remain stuck.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no.
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 16 days 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 16 days ago.

hey how are you

1- check the brake switch in the steering it supposed to release the shift interlock for the shifter when you apply the brakes ,you can usual hear it click

2-i sent you a diagram showing you location & R&R of the brake interlock switch on the steering,please press the blue link to open the picture

Brake Shift Interlock Actuator - Column Shift

Removal and Installation 1. Apply the park brake. 2. N

. NOTE: Steering wheel removed for clarity. Unsnap and remove the upper steering column shroud from the lower shroud.OTICE: To prevent damage to the selector lever boot, do not pull out on the top of the boot frame. Remove the selector lever boot from the steering column shroud by pressing in on the selector lever boot frame.

3. Position the selector lever boot up the selector lever.

5. Pull back on the brake shift interlock plunger, apply the brake pedal and shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.

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6. Disconnect the Brake Shift Interlock Actuator (BSIA) electrical connector.

7. Remove the BSIA screw.

8. Gently pry the clip up and remove the BSIA. 9. NOTE: When installing the BSIA, verify that the BSIA override has been activated and the slider is fully rearward. Before rotating the selector lever from NEUTRAL into PARK, align the selector lever tab into the BSIA. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
My shifter is located on the floor not on the column. Don't believe those pictures are going to help.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 16 days ago.

let me send you the floor one

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 16 days ago.

This will be different for floor shifter , not service switch the whole shifter needs replacement as an assembly if that is causing the problem for you

Brake Shift Interlock Actuator - Floor Shift NOTE: The Brake Shift Interlock Actuator (BSIA) is not serviced individually. If installation of a new BSIA is required, install a new floor shift selector lever assembly.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 16 days ago.

Please let me know if that works for you or you need anything else on it

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 15 days ago.

Hey how are you

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