Ford van E350 gear stuck in PARK!

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Asked by MauiJr Apr 20, 2015 at 12:47 AM about the 1998 Ford E-350

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1998 Ford E350.
Today after attempting to fix the
break lights that weren't turning on, I
tried to drive my van and it would not
let me gear out of Park. I researched
about it and found out it could be the
break light switch (the one by the
break pedal). I bought a brand new
one and it still won't allow me to shift
out of Park. All the fuses look good,
but my break lights aren't working.
Please help

11 Answers

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There is a lock-out function to keep the lever from shifting unless you step on the brakes- did you mess around with this?

16 people found this helpful.
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Yes, I did mess around with the sensor by the pedal. That's when I got my break light to work earlier

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Right after I messed with it, my shifter locked in place, and my break lights went out. I did change that pedal sensor with a new one, but it still didn't work. Someone told me about fuses under the hood, could that be it?

18 people found this helpful.
130

Had same problem shifter locked up . turns out they a notorious for the the key egnition switch to go bad had to replace.

12 people found this helpful.
280

I had the exact same problem ..tried to pull some fuses because my tail lights weren't working and heard a sizzle when replacing a fuse and now it won't shift out of park and the brake lights aren't working...usually here a click when I start to press in the brake but that doesn't happen anymore

13 people found this helpful.
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I had the exact same problem ..tried to pull some fuses because my tail lights weren't working and heard a sizzle when replacing a fuse and now it won't shift out of park and the brake lights aren't working...usually here a click when I start to press in the brake but that doesn't happen anymore please help

15 people found this helpful.
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This is RV 1989 ford 460 7.5 and the lift gear stuck in park and the parking break light is on but I can't find the parking break pedal Or how I can lift the gear out of parking?

7 people found this helpful.

run a live wire to one of the break switch.

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Had same problem with 96 e250 5.8 with e4od. Found number 1 fuse under dash bad. Replaced fuse and back up she came. I think faulty trailer wiring blew fuse.

3 people found this helpful.
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I have aproblem with my sterring wheel from my e350 ford van when i put the parking on my van it goes back and the parking wont work 2hat can i do

9 people found this helpful.
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Put your foot on the brake and then slightly turn the ignition key as you're trying to shift if shifter moves at some point put it in neutral and start the vehicle I have been doing this for a week now until I can get the ignition replaced.

17 people found this helpful.

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