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Q: Starting car

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I have to push the transmission shifter slightly forward while in Park in order for the car to start . It is a push button start ( u have to press on brake as well ). Is this a bad solenoid?

My car has 36000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The transmission shift selector operates a transmission switch and may just need a minor adjustment on the switch or cable so you do not need to hold the shifter up into park. I recommend having a professional diagnose your shifting issue and determine what repair should be done.

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