Q: Gear shifter stuck.

asked by on January 07, 2016

The gear shifter won't engage. There is a hole to release it, but it doesn't do anything. We can start the van, but can't engage the gear shift.

The system is controlled by the brake pedal and brake switch. The brake then operates the shift lock solenoid. If you cannot manually release it then the shifter mechanism may be binding. My recommendation is to have a qualified mechanic check the system to see why the shifter will not release.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

I went to AAmco because my engine light was on! They did a diagnostic and came up with 2 codes. intake runner position sensor cir

Diagnostic Trouble Codes, such as the two codes that were retrieved at the first shop, cannot be used to "directly" condemn parts. Rather, these Codes are merely clues that are used to inform an actual diagnostic. But, short of an...

Evaporative Emission Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit Malfunction how to fix and where is it ?

Hi there. The best advice I can offer is for you to complete one of two things. First, it would probably be best to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a check engine light inspection...

2009 2.7 charger leaking cooling replaced lower radiator hose thermastat and housing still leaking under thermastat

It sounds like you may have a bad gasket that may not have sealed correctly at the thermostat housing or potentially a small crack in the housing itself. I would suggest having a professional from Yourmechanic come to your location...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy for Teenagers
If If you’ve decided that you’re ready to purchase a used car for your teenager, then you’re probably pretty picky about what you’re looking for. Likely affordability, safety, and fuel economy are high on the list. With that said we’ve...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If Safety is #1
Maybe Maybe you’re a parent buying the first car for your teenager, or perhaps you’re a new parent and the safety of your little one is of the utmost importance. Or perhaps you're a safety-minded individual looking to make a...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Vet
The The best car for a vet to own largely depends on the type of practice he or she has. Large animal vets are probably going to want something that delivers a fair bit of power, and possibly even towing...