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I have a 2012 Ford Focus SEL. Car started but won't go

I have a 2012 Ford...
I have a 2012 Ford Focus SEL. Car started but won't go forward or reverse when I put it in gear. When in neutral or park, it won't rev over 1500 rpm's.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: Trasmission is original. I had it in for a recall (for transmission)over a year ago. How do I check the brake switch?
JA: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I've done nothing except disconnect and reconnect the battery. I don't know if I'll be able to fix it myself or not.
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Do you feel the transmission engage when you put it in any gear?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No

Did the check engine light come on?

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Do you have access to a scan tool to read codes?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no

Does the gear location gauge on the instrument cluster show the gear location?

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Does it make any difference if the engine is cold or warmed up?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I didn't let it run long enough to warm up. One other thing, the steering wheel won't lock when I turn the key off (in Park).

The codes will need to be read but the symptoms you are experiencing point towards a TCM issue.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What is a TMC issue?

Transmission control module.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks. I'll start looking for a tow.

You're welcome and good luck with your vehicle, And please don’t forget to rate my performance in the upper left corner otherwise i don’t get compensated. Thank you and have a blessed day.

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