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What does it mean when a car won't go into gear easy after turning the steering wheel hard with a the car started

Turned the steering wheel extreme hard while car was in park; not the car is extremely hard to put into drive, reverse, neutrual and park

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SOURCE: steering wheel turns to right by itself all the way around

Sounds like a malfunctioning valve in the system...sometimes replacing the fluid (do at least twice to get it all out) will help but many times it requires rack replacement. If you want to attempt fluid change just remove low pressure hose and drain (low one does not have pressure fitting, just a clamp) Re-fill and run, then do it again. If problem does not change within a few hours of driving, likely it will not.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: My gear shift is stuck and will not move from park

do the brake lights work? the system has a lock out that keeps you from moving out of park unless the brake circuit is activated, hence no brake lights no park lock out release, if the brk lights do work u most have a stuck or defective park lock out solenoid.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Chrysler Grand Voyager. Transmission and

For the steering problem first at all check it the fluid level.
For the Transmission, if you recently replaced the fluid this MUST BE a ATF+3. Never use others like Dexron or Mercon. So, first, let me know what kind of fluid you put on in.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Car acts like its in neutral when I put it into drive or reverse.

assuming you have checked the trans oil and it is full, it sounds like you need to take it to a good trans shop and have it looked at. it could be something simple or something major and expensive

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

SOURCE: My 2006 chrysler 300 is stuck in park after

There's most likely a problem with the shift interlock system. To get you where you need to go you may over ride the system by placing the key in the on position, remove the liner of the cubby bin to the right of the shifter. This should gently pry out. There should be a button or an opening apparent now. While depressing this button you should be able to shift out of park.

Newer vehicles use electric solenoids to lock the shifter in park until the ignition is on and brake pedal depressed. If there is a fault in the brake switch, shift interlock solenoid, pcm or associated wiring you'll experience what you've described. The first thing to check is to see if your brake lights work. If they don't work then you know the brake pedal switch is likely the culprit and to focus you're attention at that part. The switch is mounted on the brake pedal usually above the pad. Look for physical damage, damage to wires etc. If they do work, it may still be the switch as some have more then one leg of the switch. One part of the switch may work while the other doesn't.

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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