Ford Taurus Service Manual: General Procedures

Brake Shift Interlock Override - Floor Shift

NOTE: If it is necessary to use the override procedure to move the selector lever out of the PARK position, it is possible that a fuse has blown. GO to Pinpoint Test A.

This vehicle is equipped with a brake shift interlock feature that prevents the selector lever from being moved out of PARK when the ignition is in the ON position until the brake pedal is applied.

If the selector lever cannot be moved out of the PARK position when the ignition is in the ON position and the brake pedal is applied:

  1. Apply the parking brake. Turn the ignition key to the off position and remove the key.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. Push the brake shift interlock override mechanism on the selector lever forward, apply the brake, press the button on the selector lever and move the selector lever into NEUTRAL.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. Start the vehicle.
  1. For assembly, reverse the procedure.

Selector Lever Cable Adjustment - 6F35

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    1. Rotate the manual control lever clockwise until it stops.
    1. Rotate the manual control lever counterclockwise 1 detent.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    1. Carefully pry outward the adjuster lock tabs.
    1. While holding the adjuster lock tabs outward, slide the lock to unlock the selector lever cable.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTICE: To prevent selector lever cable damage, do not apply force to the selector lever cable between the manual control lever and the selector lever cable bracket.

    NOTE: Make sure that the selector lever cable end is correctly installed onto the manual control lever ball stud by pulling back on the selector lever cable end.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTE: After locking the adjuster, pull back on the adjuster to make sure it is securely installed.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. Verify that the vehicle starts in PARK and NEUTRAL only and that the reverse lamps illuminate in REVERSE.

Selector Lever Cable Adjustment - 6F50/6F55

  1. Remove the ACL and outlet pipe. Refer to Section 303-12.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    1. Rotate the manual control lever clockwise until it stops.
    1. Rotate the manual control lever counterclockwise one detent.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    1. Gently pry the latch up.
    1. Push the lock tab to slide it over.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTICE: To prevent selector lever cable damage, do not apply force to the selector lever cable between the manual control lever and the selector lever cable bracket.

    NOTE: Make sure that the selector lever cable end is correctly installed onto the manual control lever ball stud by pulling back on the selector lever cable end.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTE: After locking the adjuster, pull back on the adjuster to make sure it is securely installed.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. Install the ACL and outlet pipe. Refer to Section 303-12.
  1. Verify that the vehicle starts in PARK and NEUTRAL only and that the reverse lamps illuminate in REVERSE.
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