Re: Replaced ignition switch now it will not shift from...
The first thing to check, is to make sure that you have the switch lined up with the pin on the inside of the column. You may not have known it but, it can go in wrong or the pin fell out during installation making it so that the column is not released. Sorry to tell you this. Good Luck! Don't be afraid to start from scratch.
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Some year models have a electric lock on the brake pedal lever under the dash. Usually you can check it by pressing the brake pedal and observing the brake lights. If you lose this signal, the shift lever will not move from Park.
There can also be a shift rod inside the steering column which is linked to the ignition key. The shift rod can also be affected by the brake pedal switch failing to release the selector from Park. All 3 parts, ignition shift rod, brake pedal switch, and transmission release are adjusted together. Meaning if 1 does not work, the other 2 can be affected.
If the problem is the starter won't crank the engine over, check the small wire at the solenoid (the one from the ignition switch). It should have power when the key is held in crank. If no power there, trace the signal back to the ignition switch-check the neutral safety switch-at the clutch pedal-or the park/neutral switch on the transmission, if automatic. Check if the ignition switch has power out of it on the start wire with key in crank. Use a voltmeter or testlight for checking.
This is really confusing. What is it you are trying to fix? You are going in different directions all at the same time, which I am guessing is part of your problem. Are you trying to fix? A "no-start" problem? a "no-crank" problem a "cannot get shift lever out of PARK" problem or a problem with not being able to turn the key???
What was the original problem? - WHY did you replace the ignition switch? Did you replace the "IGNITION SWITCH" or did you replace the "KEY AND TUMBLER" assembly?
Disable WHAT interlock? The shift interlock ? What would that do to get your truck started? The gearshift interlock has absolutely NOTHING to do with the starting system. If your gearshift interlock is not working, the most likely cause is a bad brake lamp switch.
It sounds to me like you need to figure out what it is you want to fix before you jump in and go replacing any more parts. I do not mean to be offensive, but it really sounds like you are creating more problems than you are fixing at this point.