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Shifter button when i depress the brake and try to put mt 2001 pontiac sunfire in gear the shifter button is hard and wont push in any ideas?

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Check the switch under the brake pedal assembly. use a check light. black aligator clip tp ground. point of light to where the wire attachments are located at the switch. depress the brake and see if the light goes on when you press the brake. If it does not replace the switch.

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Just a thought but why are you trying to push the shifter button in when you are not on the brake

and what position is the shifter in when your are doing this?
if you are in park you should not beable to push the button in without being on the brakes, and you can always shift to neutral without it being pressed in anyways.

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

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