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Wont shift from park

I have a 98' olds intrigue. It seems like there is an electrical problem with the shifter. I press the button but it only goes in part way. I thought it was just that it was hanging up but when I disassembled the everything around the shifter, I found that it is like it just doesn't want to release. When it does, it moves freely. I press the brake pedal but it wont shift from park. I have to fight it and eventually it releases and shifts. The problem does not feel mechanical. I heard that it might be a brake sensor. Any info would be helpful.

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  • rroxy08 Dec 26, 2008

    I just bought a used 1998 Intrigue and have noticed the same problem. Sometimes I just cannot get it out of park. It is a real struggle to move it. This does not happen every time but it does happen often.

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Check and or replace the switch on the brake pedal, or check the lock out mechanism in the shifter.

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