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Experience:  25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.
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Its stuck in park but transmission is in neutral, check

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its stuck in park but transmission is in neutral
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: check engine light is on
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2013 ford fusion
JA: Are you fixing your Fusion yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: thats it i guess
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question!
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Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Have you tried anything to resolve this yet?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.


I think with this I would start by checking the shift cable. You can see where it connects under the air filter box on the transmission. Make sure it's connected there, and if it is, then take the cover off the shifter assembly and check it there. Since the shifter is stuck in park, but the transmission is stuck in neutral, it kind of indicates that the linkage has popped off of one end or the other. If the range switch isn't in park, then the shift release won't work.

That being said, make sure you have brake lights before you start taking anything apart. I would hate to have you do all that work to find out it's a shift interlock problem.

From here though, it sounds like either the cable popped off or the shifter assembly might have broken on you.

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Thank you so much!

Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Haven't heard back from you, do you need more help?