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2002 Nissan Sentra Gear Shifter getting stuck

Once car is started and my foot is on the brake, I cannot immediately push in the release mechanism to put it in drive. It usually takes anywhere from 10 to 60 seconds for this to allow me to push in the gearshifter and move it away from park. I've tried pumping the brake, re-releasing the emergency brake and jiggling the handle. Nothing seems to help. Someone said it may be a problem with the interlock mechanism? But I'm unfamilar with that and am not sure how to go about checking to see if that's what it is.
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    my car won't shift into drive when i press in the button either

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Remove the center console covering the shifter and you will see the solenoid sometimes they get dirty and wont release otherwise check for power and ground with the brake applied if you have both replace the solenoid

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please rate highly if this helps.

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remove the hand brake push forward and backward.... it may do the trick.....

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