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Shifter on column

The shifter on the column not shifting the gears stays in park

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You will have to get under the car and see if the shift rod has come off the trans.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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This happen to my aunts GMC yukon at I hop and the solution was a cable under the truck was disconnected and just needed to be reconnected.

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SOURCE: 1998 chevy lumina, shifter on steering column,won't shift

Either the pin that connects rod to tranny is broken off, or there is internal transmission problems.

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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94 camaro z28 automatic shifte was stiff jerked it to first gear like a idiot now stuck in first starts up in first still got underneath I can change gears w transmission lever but shift cable in park only...


If the car starts in first, it sounds like you have a problem with the lock cable. There should be a cable from steering column to shifter that prevents the shifter from moving out of park.

Remove the center console and examine the cables. Disconnect the one from the steering column and see if that frees up the shifter. If it does, you will need to find out what is jamming the steering column. Check the cable for frays 1st. Then make sure you didn't drop something down the center console, last look at the cable connection behind the ignition key.... when you are poking around the steering column, disconnect the battery and let is sit for a few minutes or you risk the air-bags blowing up in your face.

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All vehicles should have your foot on the brake prior to shifting into gear from park. This could cause problems to your vehicle or even injure should this device be removed. Be responsible and use the brake pedal prior to shifting vehicle into gear. Heck, the vehicle is 22 years old.

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I have recently bought a 82 chevy truck!! when i got it runnin it would drive forward in park and all the other gears on column!! stayed in one gear and wont shift! what would be causin this??


this is somthing pulling on the cord of your collom shifter causing park to be drive, drive to be first and 2nd to be first so when it is in drive it wont shift. so what you need to do is follow the cable that goes to the column shifter and make shure their is nothing pulling or putting stress on to the wire. also if the truck is lifted that is certainly the problem if its not lifted than its just more than likely the problem.

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The shifter cable is adjustable in the column. Remove the column covers and see if you can adjust the cable. You problem is with the cable.

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  1. Remove the instrument panel cover below the steering column, then remove the steering column shrouds to gain access to the brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI) solenoid. The solenoid is part of the interlock cable assembly.
  2. Disconnect the wire connector from the rear of the BTSI solenoid.
  3. Insert the ignition key and turn it to the ON position.
  4. With the brakes applied, try moving the shifter out of the PARK position.
    • If the lever now moves freely in and out of PARK, perform the Circuit Test below.
    • If the shift lever still does not move from the PARK position, remove the BTSI solenoid from the shift lever assembly. If the shift lever now moves freely in and out of the park position, the BTSI solenoid is faulty and the interlock cable must be replaced. If the shift lever still does not move from the park position, the problem is in the shift lever assembly or the ignition interlock cassette

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center console shifter? if so, likely could be a misadj shift cable, you can pull loose top cover per instruction maneul tells you how to get out of park till you can get it adj, or repaired

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This may sound stupid but did you put your foot on the brake when you try and shift--try that

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