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1995 GMC Yukon. When truck is on cannot shift from Park...

When I start my Yukon I cannot shift out of park. The only way I can shift is if I turn the truck off, turn the key to on, shift into neutral, then start it up. Does anyone know why this is and how to fix it? Maybe even the cost?

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Had that been there,you need a shift lock actuator,the real name is shift interlock solenoid its is located RH side of steering column , under support bracket

Posted on Nov 09, 2012

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SOURCE: Gmc yukon stuck in park.

possible brake switch not sending signal to shifter solenoid to allow shifter movement. possible broken shifter knob/relay rod in shifter assembly

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you might have an electric problem since the brake switch comunicates with the transmission module

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shift tube in col? shift cable? check neutral saey switch, also shirwe socket (where shifter is installed?

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Or a bad distributor cap

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SOURCE: can't remove key from ignition 2001 gmc jimmy

I dont know how much help this will be, but I'll offer it and let you be the judge.

Ive had this issue before in a different GM vehicle, a Pontiac Grand Prix. The issue turned out to be that the voltage from the battery was low due to corroded terminals. Once that was cleaned up and the voltage restored to normal, the key came out. Come to find out that this was a common issue in that vehicle, voltage goes low, you cant remove the key.

Now, on my vehicle and since yours is a GM product as well I will assume it will hold true for your vehicle too, there is a small hole on the bottom side of the column right in the area of where the ignition key cylinder is. If you have this, you can take a small tool like an allen wrench and push it up in there and that will press on a release mechanism that should allow you to turn the key back to its release position and pull the key out.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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