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Can't shift out of park - 2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2007 Dodge Sprinter. It looks like there is a technical service bulletin that addressed the issue. The electronic shift module will need reprogrammed by the dealer to repair the shifter shifting out...
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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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How do you release the hand brake when the button is jammed?
Sometimes if you pull up on the parking brake too hard then it may be hard to release. The easiest way to release it is to push on the button while pulling up on the parking brake lever. It may...
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In park, the engine just keeps revving.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. There is an issue with the security system. The security is active and needs to be disabled. If the security is active, then the engine will act out and have a low rpm...
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Cannot shift out of park and the engine won't start
Hello. The shift interlock system keeps your car in park until you turn the key and step on the brake. It will not release the shifter until these two things occur. The first thing you need to do is...
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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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My car is jerking for an unknown reason
Hey there. This may be a sign of a failing transmission control module or low transmission fluid. The transmission control module (TCM) helps regulate fuel efficiency and power while storing information about the transmission system in its memory. A faulty...
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Hard to turn steering wheel when on park.
Hey there. There is a check valve in the power steering pump that quite often sticks after a rebuild. Since these are "restoration" components, they tend to sit on shelves longer than present-day parts. Tap lightly on the power steering...
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The roof courtesy light, ( not the front) went out together with the bluetooth and back parking sensor.
Hi there. Sounds like a ground wire or open to short wire in the circuitry in your lighting system. Check all of the wires under the vehicle and see if any of them have burn or bare metal markings. If...
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My car is racing in park
Hey there. This is usually a sign of a vacuum leak or a faulty or dirty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is a unit that reads the air coming into the motor as it is mixed...
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Engine died when I parked, as if it was turned off. It will turn over, but won't start. Could it be my MAF sensor?
Hi there. First check the transmission position sensor to see if the wiring harness has a short to ground or the sensor is failing. This sensor will cause the engine to shut off in the event that the computer...
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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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Steering wheel stiff when parking
Hey there. The two main components for your power steering system are the steering pump and the rack & pinion steering unit. If the power steering pump was run low on fluid for a period of time, it may have...
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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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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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Taking out of park issues
Among the faults that could make it impossible to shift out of Park are a failed brake light switch, bad shift interlock solenoid or wiring, and broken transmission shift cable but if the failure is not found there during a...
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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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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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Im having hard time puting my truck into parking gear. Plus if i step on gas paddle i van hear noise from the buttom of the car.
Hello, and thank you for writing in. There could be one of several issues going on. Typically this is a sign that the shift linkage is loose, the shifter is loose, or the mechanism attaching the shift linkage to 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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