Question about Cars & Trucks
Hi, recently the gear selector in my auto is getting Jammed in Park. Sometimes it is as simple as letting the car idle for 5 or 10 minutes and then "magically" it unjams itself and then other times i have to pull the gear selector apart and then put it back together again. It is getting more and more frequent. Any ideas as to what i should look at? Thanks in advance :)
Be sure to check your brake switch. when this is happening, are your brake lights turning on? every vehicle has a shift lock that is enabled by the brake switch. if your lights aren't coming on during this issue. check the switch. the switch will be located at the top of the brake pedal.unfortunately on a vw, you must drop the lower shield that covers the lower dash. parts are cheap if this is the issue. totaling around 25.00
Posted on Nov 05, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
IT COULD BE A FUSE ,IT COULD BE A RELAY TOO, BECAUSE IF IT IS NOT GETTING POWER TO THE SWITCH ON THE BRAKE PEDAL OR FROM THE COLUMN TO THE SWITCH, IT WILL NOT LET IT RELEASE, ITS ALSO POSSIBLE THE SWITCH IS BAD ON THE BRK PEDAL.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
I had the same problem and I fixed it by oiling the gear shaft beside the transmission tank. There is no taking apart anything in the transmision but instead the shaft that is visible under the car I oiled.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
it is a electric part on transmission thats bad there isn't really away that i can think of except have it replaced
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
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