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How much does a Car does not shift from park to drive Inspection cost?

On average, the cost for a BMW 2002 Car does not shift from park to drive Inspection is $95 with $0 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1973 BMW 2002L4-2.0LService typeCar does not shift from park to drive InspectionEstimate$114.99Shop/Dealer Price$132.49 - $145.62
1970 BMW 2002L4-2.0LService typeCar does not shift from park to drive InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$112.52 - $125.67
1972 BMW 2002L4-2.0LService typeCar does not shift from park to drive InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$112.52 - $125.67
1966 BMW 2002L4-2.0LService typeCar does not shift from park to drive InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$112.48 - $125.60
1974 BMW 2002L4-2.0L TurboService typeCar does not shift from park to drive InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$112.55 - $125.72
1974 BMW 2002L4-2.0LService typeCar does not shift from park to drive InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$112.52 - $125.67
1975 BMW 2002L4-2.0LService typeCar does not shift from park to drive InspectionEstimate$99.99Shop/Dealer Price$117.28 - $130.25
1968 BMW 2002L4-2.0LService typeCar does not shift from park to drive InspectionEstimate$99.99Shop/Dealer Price$117.94 - $131.39
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You start the car up, put your foot the brake, push the button on the shifter and it won’t shift out of park. What do you do now? Don’t force the shifter. Forcing the shifter out of park may cause more damage. The shifter is connected to the transmission in some cars mechanically or electronically. If an electrical or mechanical component has failed between the shifter and transmission, you won’t be able to shift the car out of park. A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to diagnose the problem with your vehicle. The mechanic will then provide an inspection report detailing the scope and cost of the necessary repairs

When to have your shifter inspected or replaced:

Have this system inspected only when a part in the shifter or part of the system that operates the transmission breaks] . There is no scheduled time frame for replacing parts in the shifting system. However, all parts can wear out and have the potential to fail, and in a perfect situation, all the parts in the shifting system would last the life of the vehicle.

Symptoms that may indicate your shifter will fail include:

  • Shifter can be moved but has a lot of resistance
  • When shifting into a gear, drive or reverse, it feels difficult to find the right spot. The transmission ends up in neutral instead. You may notice that the engine will accelerate when stepping on the gas pedal but the car doesn’t move.
  • When starting the car with the key, the ignition cylinder feels loose and has play.
  • No brake lights in the vehicle, brake pedal switch could be faulty.
  • Shifter feels completely loose -- like it’s not connected to the transmission at all.

How a mechanic will inspect a car that won’t shift from park:

There are a number of reasons why a car will not move from park to drive. They can range from the shifter being locked to a broken shifter cable. Mechanics will check for these things:

  • Failed brake light switch

  • Bad shift interlock solenoid or wiring: The shift interlock solenoid is a safety feature that has been added to all modern automatic-transmission cars. It prevents the driver from shifting out of park without a foot on the brake.

  • Broken transmission shift cable: A cable connects the shifter handle to the transmission, and if that is broken, the shifter will be inoperable

  • Ignition key tumbler is worn out: The ignition switch not only starts your car, but it also locks the steering wheel when the key is taken out. In cars with automatic transmissions, a shift interlock solenoid is also part of the ignition system, and it locks the transmission so it cannot be shifted out of park (as described above).

  • Broken shifter mechanism: It is also possible that the shifter itself is broken. A mechanic will remove the center console to examine the actual shifter mechanism.

Is it safe to drive with this problem?

Since you can’t move the car without shifting from park to drive, it’s important to enlist the help of one of our mechanics as soon as possible to inspect and then repair the issue.

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41 years of experience
BMW 2002 L4-2.0L - Car is not starting - San Francisco, California
Grzegorz was quick at pin pointing the problem with my car and fixing it. He was also helpful in letting me know what caused the problem and what to look out for if my problem should occur again. Overall he was very helpful.

Chi

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Chi
25 years of experience
BMW 2002 L4-2.0L - Battery - Oakland, California
Chi finally got my car up and running, and I'm super happy. I'd wait a week, to work with Chi vs another mechanic. He's that good. Friendly, knowledgeable, and genuinely wants to help and get you back on the road. 6 stars.

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