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#42 of 138 Please help with shift problems
Apr 19, 2010 (2:28 pm)
So my problem started a few days ago. It has not been consistant so I am having a hard time getting it diagnosed. I am very stressed because I am a single mother and can't afford much. My car has alot of miles about 90,000. It is an automatic 2005 ford escape. I put my car in park and went to take the keys out. The keys would not come out of the ignition. Then, I was able to move the gears from park to drive without pushing on the brakes and the car was turned off. Once the car turned off (after a couple minutes the radio turned off) then I was able to take the keys out and the shift was locked. I need some ideas. The shop told me it would cost atleast $400 to find out what is wrong because of diagnositc testing. Help me!
#43 of 138 Re: Please help with shift problems [apdehn]
Apr 23, 2010 (6:02 am)
It could be the shift interlock failing, that would have to be checked.
Also, the ignition cylinder on the Escape is known to fail, the sidebar locks up.
It should definitely NOT cost $400 to diagnose the problem. Find a good mechanic, or even a good automotive locksmith to look at it.
#44 of 138 Re: Electical problem after new Battery and Alternator [macprops]
Jun 01, 2010 (7:12 am)
I am having the same problem from a drained battery. I didn't try the remote door locks though. I did notice that the ding for leaving your key ignition does not work either. My Escape is a 2003 XLS. I've owned the car for 4 years not and seem to remember the guage needles swinging to the extreme right once before but i don't remember how i solved the problem. I did check all the fuses labeled "lights" or "radio" and they were good. Soon as i find my meter i am going to check the rest of the fuses. I do remember having blown fuses once before but I don't remember if i had this problem during that time. Any help from anyone would be great or macprops if you figure this one out please let me know.
#45 of 138 Re: Electical problem after new Battery and Alternator [macprops]
Jun 01, 2010 (2:14 pm)
i would look for a fuse that is related to those functions and test it. you can look in the owners manual to find out which fuse.
#46 of 138 battery
Jul 13, 2010 (11:27 am)
i just had to replace my battery now then battery light want go off and my radio stopped working along with theft alarm>anyone had this same problem?
#47 of 138 Re: Alternator issues [ashley44]
Jul 13, 2010 (11:32 am)
mine seems to be close to your problem. i had to replace battery but now battery light wont g off and my stero stopped working and theft system took it by advance auto to test it and they couldnt get nothing so i dont know what i need to do.
#48 of 138 Re: Alternator issues [ping84]
Jul 13, 2010 (1:42 pm)
similar meltdown. dash lights flashed, radio went on-off, car died. Towed to dealer. Dealer said alternator was bad--had it replaced --no problems since then.
#49 of 138 battery light
Jul 14, 2010 (7:39 am)
ok i have replaced battery alternator and all bad fuses but my battery light still want go off but everything is running fine any help with this would be greatful. dealship cant seem to find nothing wrong. it died on me so i reolaced everrthing!!!
#50 of 138 Shift indicator stuck car wont change gears, help??
Jul 19, 2010 (6:56 am)
my '05 Escape as of yesterday stopped shifting. The Gear shift moves fine but no matter what gear i shift it to it remains in First because the gear indicator on the dash reads its in first weather its in park or drive or whatever.and at times the gear indicator will quickly flash from first to second and back or first to reverse and back or first to park and back all the while its sitting in park.It drives but only in first so no acceleration over 20MPH. I checked all fuses and have been told possibly it could be a sensor but no lights come on saying check engine??Does any one know of this happening, please help I absolutly cannot afford to buy a new transmission and this is my only source of transportation.
#51 of 138 Re: Shift indicator stuck car wont change gears, help?? [hopeful12]
Jul 19, 2010 (8:50 am)
Could it be your transmission position sensor...#6L8Z-7F293-AA $80.11