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Experience:  16 yrs. experience with auto, manual, & CVT drivelines
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Escape: My ford escape is not switching gears and is now stuck

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My ford escape is not switching gears and is now stuck in reverse. It will not turn in since it can't go to park and I think it's got something to do with brakes. The abs and brake light has come on and off frequently in the past two or three days and now we have this issue. Any thoughts on a simple fix?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I'm Chris. Thanks for seeking us for help.
The brakes nor ABS have any effect on the transaxle operation, so that is a separate issue. Set the parking brake, and reach through the drivers wheel well and pop off the shift linkage (ball and socket). Now manually shift the transaxle with the help of another to old the brakes. Does the trans work correct now? If so then the linkage or shifter is to blame.
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Thanks Chris