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Replaced water pump. After reinstallation...
Replaced water pump. After reinstallation and reconnecting the battery and coolent. went to start car and all electrical components are working but starter will not engage and shifter is stuck in park and there is NO circle around any of the gear designations?
I did unplug the big plug below the thermostat to get to the hoses on the thermostat water pump connection but it snapped right back in place no problem during reinstallation?? Battery was disconnected for 3 days?
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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 11 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 11 months ago

I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 11 months ago

Are you sure you have connected all connections or connectors back into place properly?

Have you checked and verify all fuses are good?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Have not verified fuses an doing that now - Could a fuse blow while battery disconnected??
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 11 months ago

Based on my experience, no. But something else could have happened while you were working on the vehicle that you are not aware of.

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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 11 months ago

It sounds like the shift linkage could be out of adjustment, a wiring issue to and or from the transmission range switch or even a faulty switch causing this condition.

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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 11 months ago

I would verify the fuses are good, wiring to and from the sensor check out and check the linkage to the transmission.

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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 11 months ago

If all checks out good, replace the transmission range switch.

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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 11 months ago

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