2002 intermittent starting issues

Joined
May 15, 2021
Thunderbird Year
2002
I've been having intermittent issues with starting my Thunderbird it's a 2002 it's been confirmed by multiple shops that is not the battery on occasion when I get in the vehicle I would have to jiggle the ignition or the parking lever put it in neutral and then it would start.
I started using a battery tender I have AAA come out and again confirm it's not the battery I'm not sure where to have it towed it won't start some of the mechanic shops I called said if it's a computer and has to go to Ford anybody else have issues where the lights come on everything looks like it's going to start but there is no ignition?
 
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Joined
Jun 7, 2021
Thunderbird Year
2005
I've been having intermittent issues with starting my Thunderbird it's a 2002 it's been confirmed by multiple shops that is not the battery on occasion when I get in the vehicle I would have to jiggle the ignition or the parking lever put it in neutral and then it would start.
I started using a battery tender I have AAA come out and again confirm it's not the battery I'm not sure where to have it towed it won't start some of the mechanic shops I called said if it's a computer and has to go to Ford anybody else have issues where the lights come on everything looks like it's going to start but there is no ignition?
I had a similar problem starting. I turned out to be the switch that indicates where the the shift lever is positioned. When I had it in park the switch was not engaged properly.
 
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Joined
May 15, 2021
Thunderbird Year
2002
I had a similar problem starting. I turned out to be the switch that indicates where the the shift lever is positioned. When I had it in park the switch was not engaged properly. I bought a spare directly from Maxxis in Canada.
Same to you I'm hoping this will help my mechanic figure it out I'm not mechanical at all but I thought something similar because I jiggled the key switch and tried to take it in and out of gear I'm hoping we can find one locally from Ford here in Tampa if not I'll tell him about the company you used
 
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