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2005 dodge magnum, no prior transmission problems or any indication or prior issues, now transmission is stuck in the park position and will not shift out of park, rendering my car undriveable. Checked for leaks, there are none and all fuses are good. Car starts fine but will not shift out of park.

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    I had a similar problem - mine was related to my brakes though, not the transmission. My car got rear ended, where the battery and fuses were and it crushed the lines. This was causing the car to not be able to shift out of park because it wasn't recognizing the brakes were on, even though my foot was on pedal. My brake light fuses kept blowing due to crushed wires - but my brake lights weren't working. To get out of park before i got it fixed, remove the tray besides the shifter and feel under the shift. Push that lever while shifting and it will let you. Just be careful because your brake lights are probably not working!



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What I did was dissasemble the shiftlinkage unit and pull the pink plastic cam and spring out that broke. this is only a temporary fix though because it means that anyone can get into your car press the brake and roll it away!!!

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The shifter assembly is needs replaced

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