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1999 nissan sentra starts, but won't shift out of park

I have a 1999 nissan sentra GXE (1.6 engine); recently with the cold weather (Chicago area), it takes approx. 5 minutes for the engine to warm up and to be able to shift the car out of the parking gear. Had to add some trans fluid recently (approx. 3-4 days ago) and the color before adding the fluid was a decent pink. Could this be the neutral safety switch going bad, or perhaps some kind of leak? this started happening approx. on 11/15/08. Once the car warms up, it seems to drive OK. Have been keeping tabs on the ATF level the last couple days and it seems OK.

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  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard May 11, 2010

    It may be the brake switch. I have a Merc that does the exact same thing. The switch makes sure you have your foot on the brake before shifting out of park. Once it warms up it's OK.

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9 years is a long time to wait to find a fix .

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SOURCE: 3 second delay (when warmed up trans engaging from park to drive

thats a deff. tranny prob. theres a fluid transition prob when it goes to buildup... almost like air brakes

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buy a used unit from the junk yard.

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the problem is the park interlock safety mechanism is sticking,( keeps u from shifting out of park unless the brake is pressed) it has nohing to do with restarting the engine several times. Check and verify the brake lights work is the first thing to do.

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SOURCE: how many liters ATF for a 96 sentra automatic transmission?

a drain and fill is about 3.5 litres.if you pump it out completely including the torque converter,about 10 litres

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