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Gallagher99, Senior Vehicle Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  SVQ LEVEL 3, QAULIFIED FORD SENIOR TECHNICIAN , ATA REGISTERD ,12 YEARS EXPERIENCE
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the gear of an automatic FORD FOCUS ZETEC 53 is stuck in P

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the gear of an automatic FORD FOCUS ZETEC 53 is stuck in P and would not move. What is the solution.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 2 years ago.
Hi there good morning to you
Ok this fault is most commonly down to a faulty inhibitor solenoids on the gearshift mechanisim
Bs ducal when you press the brake a solenoid releases a small locking pin so you can move the lever out of park
These are prone to failing sticking and come as part of the file gearshift lever assembly
Sometimes pushing down and wiggling it can free it off temporarly
If you need anymore help or advice on this issue please let me know
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Brian
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Brian,

Thanks for your advise. I have tried this out and it did not work so I am left with changing it completely.

Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 2 years ago.
Hi there sorry for the delay
Ok the solenoid comes as part of the full assembly
This means you will need to replace the full electronic gearshift assembly
If you need anymore help or advice on this issue please let me know
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Kind regards ***** ***** and have a nice day
Brian