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The shift interlock solenoid needs to be replaced if the vehicle cannot shift out of park and the battery is not dead.
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Body
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How to Replace a Console Shift Indicator Bulb
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How to Use Autostick
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How a Clutch Engages and Disengages
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The gear shifter allows the vehicle to be put into different gears on a manual transmission. In an automatic transmission, the gear shifter is known as a gear selector. The gear shifter is...
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What would cause my shifter in my 2008 Dodge Avenger to feel sticky when moving it.
Hi there. Most of the time this will only occur if something was spilled into the shifter at one point in time or another. If a soda was spilled it will get very sticky over time and will cause this...
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I just bought a used 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander yeaterday with 60107 miles on it. THe gear shifter seems awful stiff... is this a c
If the car feels differently than it did at the dealership yesterday, you should probably take it back and ask them about it. There may be an adjustment that can be made, or it could be that there is a...
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on the dash board my truck was in park but when i pulled the gear shift down in drive the car still was in park
Hello, thank you for writing in. The issue you are describing is known as a delayed engagement. While causes can vary, it is typically a sign that you need a transmission fluid change. It can also indicate that shift solenoids...
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2000 Ford Taurus LX won't shift out of park and I have replaced the brake switch,neutral safety switch,and gear shift cable but it still will not work.
Hello. If the issue persists after replacing these parts then you have a voltage issue. You are losing the voltage to this circuit. Most of the time there is a break in the wire going into the shifter. I would...
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How would i change the light in the gear position indicator light
Remove the floor console with two side screws in front and on in the center in back and lift off of shifter. Once off you should be able to access the shifter light bulb socket.
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I have a 2000 automatic mustang it is very difficult to get out of park I notice the red and green wire on the floor is very loose
The wires that are frayed can be the cause of the shift interlock no unlocking the shifter. Have them repaired or shift interlock actuator replaced if not repairable.
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Clicking noise inside my gear shift on my 2013 Dodge Charger V6
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is a solenoid near the shifter that is called the interlock solenoid. It relates to the brake switch, and is part of what allows you to move out of park when you push...
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WHY WON'T MY 2000 SUBURU FORESTER L START, AND WHY IS THE GEAR SHIFTER LOCKED IN PARK?
As you have discovered, your car has an interlock to keep the shifter in park until the ignition is on and the brake pedal is depressed. In most cars that car is activated by the same switch that operates the...
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Won't go in drive
You will need to have the shift linkage checked where the shift cable connects to steering column. The bracket screws come loose and inhibit proper shifting.
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2005 mini cooper s is parked and wont go into reverse gear. All of the other gears work except reverse.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The transmission may be having one of several issues. The shifter can become unaligned and need to be adjusted or replaced. The gearbox can also become damaged and misaligned, which also warrants them to...
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Shift lever wont go in park or other gears
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is possible the shifter cable or its related components are damaged. They are typically visible from the bottom of the transmission. It should not be hard to inspect that area if you can...
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My car is stuck in reverse its a 1997 Chevy Lumina
You should check the shift cable to see if it is moving the shift linkage at the transmission. The cable ends go bad and will cause the transmission not to shift through the gears. If cable ends are bad you...
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I shifted the lever to drive mode, but it goes to reverse mode. What is the problem?
You are very nearly right. There is a bowden type cable that connects the the shifter to the transmission. It has adjustable ends and one or more of those adjustments has probably worked loose. That or you might need a...
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Hello. I have a question about my 1999 Olds Bravada (AWD). I am having issues with my shifter. To start with, my shifter will n
This will have to be evaluated first hand by a trained professional especially as more than one issue could be occurring here. If you request a shift mechanism/manual lever/cable inspection, the responding certified mechanic will identify the underlying fault and...
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My Isuzu rodeo shifter will move through all gears but when i try to put it into park the light on dash says reverse. Isuzu Rodeo
Hi there - your shifter cable, or the attachment linkage for the shifter cable, is most likely worn or loose. This prevents full action of the shifter from selecting the desired gear position in the transmission. I recommend a shifter...
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When car is running I can put it into gear without pushing the clutch peddle down but it doesn't engage 1988 Mitsubishi
Hello - there are 2 possibilities here: the first, and the one you hope for, is that the shift linkage has failed (most likely shifter cables), and you are not actually selecting a gear in the transmission although it feels...
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I put my car into drive but it reverses 2003 Ford Mustang
Hi there - thinking about the sequence of events you describe, it seems clear that the gear shifter linkage - probably the shifter cable attachments - was disassembling itself, leaving the transmission in Reverse. In the end, the starter interlock...
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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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Shift lock button don't work. Can shift out of gear while driving 02 Camry
There is an electrical solenoid that moves a pin in and out of the shift lock when you step on the brake. It could be that the solenoid is stuck or the pin has sheared off. Normally, when it fails,...
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Hi.I have a 2006 Dodge Magnum. My ESP light came on and my car won't go over 35 mph.
Hi there. The Electronic Stability Program light is on for the one or more of the wheel speed sensors are picking up a wheel that is spinning too fast. If the rear wheels spun out, then the system will become...

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