I started my blazer and pushed in on brake,went to shift into drive,but the shifter is locked in park,when you push release button on shifter you can hear a clicking ,sounds like its coming from the steering colume,also can feel it on the brake pedal
THAT PIECE HAS TO BE REPLACED UNDER THE DASH,I CAME ACROSS THAT PROBLEM BEFORE. I FORGOT THE NAME OF IT .THAT PART PREVENTS YOU FROM PUTTING IT IN GEAR WITHOUT PRESSING THE BRAKE.(SAFTEY DEVICE) ITS ON THE STERING COLUME
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Could be the brake switch or the shift lock solenoid. You may be able to turn the key lock to the unlock position, move the shifter out of park, then start the engine in neutral. The shifter and the shift lock solenoid would need to be inspected.
your owner's manual will tell you how to over-ride the shift lock. ususally there is a hole covered by a plastic piece, next to the shifter. pop out the cover and push the button to shift. The shifter will lock back up in park until you fix the problem. You may want to set the parking brake and use neutral when you park the car instead of " Park". That way you will not have to push the release button-it will eventually break.
make sure your brake lights work; as the shift lock is powered by the brake light fuse-replace as needed.
first is to check all the fuses, then check brake light switch, power comes from brake pedal brake light switch, when pedal is push power is sent to brake lights and power is also sent to shift lock seloniod, when this seloniod is power up it releases the arm that keeps the shifter locked. so if theres no power or a bad brake switch then the shifter wont unlock,so start with the fuses then the brake light switch, hope this is helpful.
If it is floor shift it has a soloind under the cover not to hard to remove, you have to memove the whole thing bolt in front cupholder and inside armrest storage. once it has removed there is a soloind in there that mounts on the shifter. this goes bad alot. Push the button on the silver soloind button this will release it into gear. Hope this helps. ( Usually he black soloind goes bad)
There are multiple things that must all happen in order for the shifter to move from park.
1. Make sure the key ignition switch is in the "Run" position (the position just before the "start" position).
2. Brake pedal is depressed (usually pushed in a couple of inches or more at least to release the button on the shifter).
3. Push in the button on the shifter and pull back (you may need to push the shifter slightly forward or back a little for the button to move freely).
If the button on the shifter still doesn't push in freely, there is a problem with the mechanical lock-out linkage or electronic switch that releases the button lock. Check under the dash area along the brake pedal arm for anything that doesn't look correct.
4. If the car is on an incline/slope/hill, it will put a lot of pressure on the parking pin in the transmission. Usually a strong tug or pull on the shifter will pull it out while you're pushing on the brake pedal to prevent rolling when it releases. Make sure to set the parking/emergency brake first to prevent this next time .
I had this problem and its common on the impala. There is a manual release button under the shifter trim. Remove the trim and look down and on the passenger side you will see a silver button near the bottom. With the shifter in park push in the button and this will release the shifter. You can drive the car as long as you don't put it back in park. If you do just push in the button and release it again. My problem was a broken wire in the shifter cable. You won't find this release button in the owners manual. After mine was repaired I drilled a inch and one half hole in the passenger side of the console opposite the level of the button in case I had future problems. Just reach in with your finger and push in the button to release the shifter.
you have to take off the plastic all around the gear shifter. You can wedge a screw driver carefully around the edges and pry the plastic off then there is a screw on the shifter take that off and slide the top off and then take off the rubber until the whole shifter is exposed then you will see in the cavity on the right side a little metal round tab on a spring that you have to push in with a screw driver and it will release the shifter. Good luck