Q: The Nissan Altima is stuck in Park and one mechanic is say it is fuses in the Junction Box or replace the Shift solenoid.

asked by on January 05, 2017

2013 Nissan Altima the shifter refused to move. one mechanic is say it is fuses in the Junction Box or replace the Shift Lock Solenoid.

Car does not shift from park to drive Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hi there. I’d say about 90 percent of the time, issues with the shifter not working correctly are related to debris or other obstructions trapping the spring to the shift lock to allow the shifter to move from park to all gears on an automatic transmission. In some cases, it can be a fuse (on an electronic transmission), or a problem with the brake pedal sensor, which unlocks the shifter from park (as you have to apply pressure on your pedal in order to accomplish this step). You might want to have a mobile mechanic complete a car is hard to shift inspection, so they can pinpoint why your Altima is having this problem and recommend the right repairs be completed.

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

What others are asking

How does the Maintenance Minder™ work?

It can be tough to keep up with maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations. Even if the shop you use remembers to put the reminder sticker in your windshield, it can still slip your mind. The Maintenance Minder™ on...

How do I alter the cruise control speed?

You can adjust the cruise control speed while the system is in use. To increase the speed, press the RES/+ button. Pressing this button will increase the speed by 1mph. Pressing and holding the button will increase the speed consistently...

P0750 code displayed

Hello. Once you have the pan off you can trace the blue wire with the green stripe to the correct solenoid. If you need help having the correct one repaired, an expert from YourMechanic can come to your location to...

Advice on buying a 4-wheel drive vehicle with minor and major repairs

Minor are the stuff like brakes, water pump leaking, radiator caps with holes in them - stuff that doesn't cost that much to fix and what you can easily do by yourself. But, if the transmission or the engine have...

Engine stalls when clutch is released, unable to push while in gear with clutch pedal depressed

This may suggest the transmission synchros may be wearing out. Your transmission has small gear synchronizer rings that help to move the transmission in and out of the various gears. When these begin to wear out, you may notice it...

Car running hot and has oil in water.

The water in the oil is most likely a blown bad head gasket or a cracked head or cylinder block. A coolant leak from the intake manifold gasket into the intake to the engine may also be a cause. The...

Engine hot, difficult shifting, shutting off

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. A common problem that can cause stalling is a stuck torque converter clutch. This device connects the link between the engine and transmission, but should slip some when...

Car bucks going up hill

When your vehicle climbs a hill, the additional stress is sometimes too much for it to handle. Judging by the "bucking", it seems the engine is struggling to combust the air/fuel mix in the cylinder. This can be due to...

Back up lights stay on in all gears

If you can remove fuse number 5 in the fuse box under left side of dash turns off the lights when you have the vehicle running then you have a shorted neutral safety switch on the transmission. You should replace...

Related articles

P0962 OBD-II Trouble Code: Pressure Control Solenoid A Control Circuit Low
P9062 means voltage from the pressure control solenoid control circuit that is abnormally low due to electrical issues, fluid levels, or blockages.
How to Diagnose a Car Battery Drain
It It is safe to say that every car owner reading this has likely experienced that time where you were leaving your home or walking out to your sitting car, only to discover that the battery in your car was...
How to Convince a Child to Sit in a Car Seat
Child car seats are important to keeping children safe in the car. Play games or use your kid's favorite snack to keep them in their car seat.