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Mazda b400 stuck in park, we have brake lights on flat ground now and rocking truck,pressing on brake and turning wheels dont help

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Okay, look under the dash. At the top of the brake pedal lever there should be a switch. This switch should Interlock with the starter and the gearshift. It can be knocked out of time or broken by feet hitting it. It is suppose to allow for a locking tab to retract so the gearshift moves.

Your shift mechanism may be jammed under the vehicle. If the wheels turn then the column should be unlocked. You will either need a helper to move the gearshift(while the engine is off,wheels blocked) and try to feel the shift mechanism to see if it wants to move at the transmission.
You may want to disconnect the cable at the transmission and see if the cable will then function normally.

If the cable functions normally, then the Parking pawl is jammed or broken inside the trans. It will need to be towed and the transmission opened up.

If the cable does not move, the shifter may have come apart inside the cabin.

Posted on Feb 08, 2012


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SOURCE: parking brake is stuck on

need to get the truck on jack stands remove the wheels and if the truck has drums you maybe able to use some PB blast because the brake cables are rusted for the emergency brakes and at the same time you can check out the condition of your shoes or pads if you get any oil on the shoes or pads use brake cleaner to clean them off

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SOURCE: car is stuck in park

on top of the shifter area is a small cover pop it off and you can push down with a small screwdriver or something like it to release the shift lock

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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SOURCE: ignition lock up. cannot turn key when inserted.

Have you tried pulling on your steering wheel at the same time you turn the key? Are you up against a curb? Try pulling it both ways. Push gearshift firmly into park and try it. It could be the safety switch in your counsel is faulty.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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SOURCE: The car will start but is stuck in park and wont shift

On most car what you have is a solenoid on the transmission lever. remove the cover and should have an access to it. then all you have to do is depress it so it release the lever. check the power going to the solenoid you should have power to it when you depress the brake when your engine is on. if not check your circuit or fuses.

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SOURCE: Truck has vibration,Rear wheels jacked off up off

trucks have a limited slip rear end to help in turning. if both back tires are in the air they will turn,the drive shaft wont turn because its in park. to check the vibration you might check the balance of your tires

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