Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car stuck in Park

asked by on

I parked on a hill and my car is stuck in Park. I used a pin to unlock it from Park, but now I have to use the pin to get it out of Park all of the time.

A: The shift interlock cylinder in the shift l...

The shift interlock cylinder in the shift linkage may not be getting a signal from the brakes, or the cylinder might have gone bad. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, run an inspection to diagnose the cause of your car being stuck in Park in order to identify and quote the repairs needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Transmission acting up after tune-up.

The first step is to check the transmission fluid. This is done with the engine running at operating temperature. If the transmission fluid level is OK, there is an internal problem with you transmission. I suggest having your Jeep inspected...

Q: Transmission does not shift

This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...

Q: I have a 2004 Mercedes Benz E320. Car will not start. No crank either. Battery checked out fine.

Hi, thanks for writing in. I think your best bet would be to have a technician check the vehicle. The shifter issue may be either the brake light switch, or the transmission control module. It can all me related to...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.