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Q: Can't shift gearstick

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The gearstick is stuck, and I can't shift.

This is a very common problem on your vehicle. The problem is with the gear shift interlock solenoid. Luckily there is an access panel on the passenger side of the console that can be popped off. There is a small colored lever in there that you can push to release the shifter so you can drive it. That is just a temporary fix as the shifter will still need a new shift interlock assembly.

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