Transmission shift interlock?


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Been a long while since I've been on the boards, but I searched and couldn't find anything already posted reference my question. Do our trucks have a shift interlock safety feature that prevents shifting unless the brake pedal is depressed? Been doing some work on my Ty in preparation for some project work and I can shift through all the gears without stepping on the brake.

DaveP's Ghost

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There is an interlock that locks the shifter in PARK when the key is in LOCK. You can't get the key into LOCK unless the shifter is in PARK, and you can't get the shifter out of PARK unless the key is not in LOCK. It's a mechanical cable between the shifter and the ignition switch on top of the steering column, under the dash, near the firewall.