Problem with 1991 Ford Mustang shifting out of park..

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  1. boomdaddy246

    boomdaddy246 New Member

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    Hey guys, my 1991 Ford Mustang (automatic, 4 cyl) starts up fine and purrs like a baby kitten. However, I can't get it to shift out of park. No matter how hard I try, the button won't press in on the shift knob to get it out of park.

    Anyone have any ideas as to what might be the problem?
     
  2. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    bad linkage?
     
  3. cooly

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    brake switch possibly
     
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    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    didn't think of that, good point
     
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    Check if your brake lights are coming on.

    If you need to get going try starting it in neutral.
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    Does a car that old even have one? I didn't Park-Neutral brake interlocks pop up until 1999 or so.
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    I think the problem is the shifter won't move.
     
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    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    yet another dumb thing to come out of your mouth
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    Funny, there's neither a "yes" nor a "no" in that response.
     
  10. Kenny Powers

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    Yeah...when the cars turned on...likely because of the brake switch...

    Do you have any help to offer here, or are you just going to question whether or not he actually has a problem?
     
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    basic tip man, if i'm calling you a moron, you're wrong
     
  12. deusexaethera

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    I'm not questioning whether he has a problem, I'm questioning whether the possible causes suggested by other people are valid for his particular car. I know Park-Neutral brake interlocks can cause this behavior, I've just never seen one on a car that old before.

    Also, he never said the problem only occurs when the car is on. You're assuming that. It would help, I suppose, if the threadstarter could clarify under what conditions the problem occurs.

    To me it sounds like the connection between the shifter button and the latch is hosed, but if he does have an interlock, that too could cause it.
     
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    My grandma's 1990 Toyota Corolla has one, so a '91 Mustang having one is a reasonable assumption.
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    Okay.

    Was there ever any resolution to the guy's problem?
     
  15. Mitchj

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    wait, there is a 4 cylinder mustang?
     
  16. Kenny Powers

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    Hasn't been since the Fox bodies. First there was a real shitty 4 cylinder, but then they came out with a really nice (for the time) turbo 4 that hauled ass.
     
  17. you know me

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    i've always liked the T-4 stangs.....v8 power without the added heft
     
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    lol....they're both the same engine.
     
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    The SVO was pretty quick in it's day, and easy to make quicker.

    I'd like to swap one of those into a Pinto. :x:
     

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