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Truck not shifting out of Park
The shift lock requires the brakes to be pushed in order to get the vehicle out of Park. The brake lights need to be checked to see if they work; the brake switch and wire connector to the switch may...
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Transmission stuck in park
Hello there, a few different faults can cause the transmission to become stuck in park like this. The most common are the transmission range switch, neutral safety switch, or a brake switch issue. Faults that occur intermittently like this can...
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Shifter stuck in park
The Problem with your car is the shift interlock release latch is broken and is a common problem with these cars. The interlock release is located under the shifter and can be replaced fairly easily with a new metal part....
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Gear shift stuck in park.
The most common cause is the gear shift selector mechanism plastic lock release in the center console falls apart. The fix is to replace the shift control mechanism under the center console. There may be some aftermarket repair parts available,...
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Gear shift stuck in park
There is a high failure rate on your vehicles shifter assembly. Inside the assembly, there is a bright pink plastic cylinder that pulls the shift interlock spring. The problem is that the tab that holds the spring is very thin...
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Gear shift lever sticking in park
You have a shift lock problem with your car. Most of the time, this is caused by the shift interlock solenoid is failing, but I have also seen the shifter assembly break internally and cause it to bind. I typically...
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Car stuck in Park
I would check and see if the brake lights are working. If the car will not shift out of Park and the brake lights do not work, this usually means that the brake interlock switch is faulty, and needs to...
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Car revved & lurched over curb while foot was on brake
Hello there, issues like this are very uncommon. When the vehicle does not stop like this it obviously makes the vehicle unsafe to drive and is a cause for concern. The most likely causes of this would be something obstructing...
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Car revved & lurched over curb while foot was on brake
Hey there, hopefully everyone was safe after this experience. My suggestion would be to have the vehicle towed to the nearest dealer to have the vehicle checked. There has been many possible complaints for this problem with other owners and...
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Car not shifting out of park
A common issue is a faulty brake light switch. The switch controls two circuits one for the brake lights themselves and the other tells the transmission the brake is depressed and it is ok to shift out of park. Another...
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Car lunged backward 10 feet in parking lot
A few different things can cause the transmission to lurch like this. The most common would be something obstructing the gas pedal, a transmission issue, brake fault, or a transmission range switch issue. The vehicle should not be driven until...
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Car lunged backward 10 feet in parking lot
My suggestion is to have a dealer look into it and see if they have a fix or even verify the cause of the complaint. You may have an active recall for your vehicle for the acceleration problem and the...
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previous owner snatched shifter out ouf park very hard now shifter will not go back to park var will not start 2007 cadillac
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is designed to start only if the vehicle is in park. This is so the vehicle will not move immediately once its started. When it comes to resolving the issue, you are...
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Grinding noise when in Park and Neutral.
The noise is either coming from the clutches slipping inside the transmission or a loose exhaust shield that is rattling. Lift up the vehicle and put it on jack stands. Then go under the vehicle and feel around for anything...
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Grinding noise when I shift into gear, when in "park", car rolls down driveway.
Hi there. The issue with your transmission seems to have a few problems. First there is a park arm that locks your transmission in park. If the park arm is working, the transmission will not move the car. First check...
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What does check parking assist mean when I put it in reverse
In most cases this means the sensors need to be cleaned. Have all the rear bumper and front bumper sensors cleaned and then try system again. If problem persists then have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic test the park...
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Is the service park assist system alert just about the parking assist malfunctioning or should I worry that the car is going to st
You have sensors in the front and rear bumpers that will sense when getting too close to something. Go around and look for small round sensors and wipe them clean with a soft cloth. If problem continues then have a...
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Parking brake is locked up.
The car can still be towed. Often, the metal wires cables that control the mechanical parking brake may rust in their insulation and that causes the cable to bind and seize. These systems can fail in both the released position...
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Why is my key getting stuck in the ignition when turning off my car and being difficult to shift out of park?
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The vehicle unable to shift out of park is the shifter lock solenoid. The solenoid has a short within in it or it has failed. Remove the shifter housing from the vehicle and turn...
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The truck won't shift out of park so thinking that it's the park shift interlock solenoid? Is that a good possibility that's what
Hi there. First thing to check would be, whether the brake lights are functioning at the time it won't shift out of park. There is a possibility, there is a poor connection at the fuse. It could be, a faulty...

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