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Transmission will not go into park

I cannot get my transmission to shift into park. Works just fine, otherwise, have to start it in neutral.

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To shift out of NEUTRAL:

Set the parking brake and apply the regular brake pedal.
Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL (N) and turn the ignition to RUN with the engine off.
Press the button for the desired transfer case shift position (2HI, 4HI, AUTO 4WD or 4LO).
After the transfer case has shifted out of NEUTRAL the red light will go out.
Release the parking brake.
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the vehicle is parked so that it will not roll:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Start the vehicle.
3. Connect the vehicle to the towing vehicle.
4. Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N) or have
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5. Shift the transfer case to 2HI.
6. Simultaneously press and hold the 2HI and
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To shift out of NEUTRAL:
1. Set the parking brake and apply the regular
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2. Start the vehicle with the transmission in PARK (P)
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4. Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N) or press the
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6. A re-engagement sound is normal when shifting out
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