Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transmission shifter/column is stuck

asked by on

The transmission shifter/column is stuck.

A: Evaluate your brake light operation. When y...

Evaluate your brake light operation. When you press on the brake pedal, the lights should come on and disengage the shifter solenoid (which allows you to shift out of gear). You may have a brake switch, shift solenoid, or wiring problem which may cause this issue. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can assist you with diagnosis and repair of your vehicle.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Transmission rebuilt

Hello, thanks for writing in. Presumably there is a warranty on the work they have performed (if not, your state Consumer Protection laws specify what your rights are with regard to auto repairs of this sort and/or contact your state...

Q: Car starts but then stalls

Since this issue did not present itself until after the replacement of the ignition switch, it most likely was created during the installation or reassembly process. In order to replace the ignition switch, the steering column needs to be lowered....

Q: T-case won't lock in put a new t-case and shifting motor in checked all the fuses nothing is blown. Front end locks nothing else

You should first check the fuse in the fuse box located by the vehicle "A" pillar in the passenger side kick panel. Afterwards, check both relays in the engine compartment fuse box for the 4WD actuation. If no problems are...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.