Try this. loosen the two brake lines at the master cylinder so some fluid can excape, if the brakes are now freed up you have a bad master cylinder. look for a swollen rubber seal on the master cyl.cap also. this indicates some wrong type of fluid has been added causing the problem. good luck.
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have friend bump car just a little to move it apply break put on parking break start vehicle press brake take out of gear let off emergency brake you park on hill so this is called shift lock always use the emergency parking break when on hill so you dont get shift lock
You've pretty much answered your own question, although I doubt it's demons...LOL. Ign switch, nuetral safety or park switch, shorted starter, could be chaffed wiring. If your in the ON position and the starter engages, I'd be looking at the ign wire from the switch to the starter solenoid and or relay. Your car is 20 years old so anything is possible at this point. Your best bet is to go to ALLDATA>COM and buy the wiring schematics for your car grab a DVM and start checking your circuits.
BRAKE LIGHTS AND SHIFT LOCK Look under the dash, on the brake pedal arm. There are one or two switches that activate brake lights and/or shift unlock. Check for loose mounting nut or a missing rubber nubber. Is the brake pedal coming all the way back up? Look on the floor for something not usually found there. These switches are adjustable and it may be as simple as adjusting them. Have a helper look for brake lights on and shift lever unlocked while you push and release the switches with your finger. Depress the brake pedal to get it out of the way. Remember to set the park brake first. Could just be a bad switch or loose connector. Check fuses and the bulbs. Is shifter fully in Park?
Could be the alarm system, the key proximity sensor, etc. But start with the easy stuff first, like the neutral safety switch, etc. If it does not start in park, try neutral. To see if the starter is ok, jump the large terminal at the solenoid, to the small solenoid energizing push on terminal. (make sure in park or neutral, and parking break engaged!) It is possible to simply wire a momentary contact switch and bypass all the alarm stuff.
The weld on the manual lever is known to break loose. First, with the wheels off the ground, with the lever in the park position, does the drive shaft lock in park? If yes or no sometimes, drop the trans pan. I bet the nut on the lever camd loose.
dimmer control turned all the way will switch on interior lights, if not may want to wd40 switches that the doors engage when shut. These are small usually push button types, they do break too and are adjustable
This light can be caused by your parking being on. If not, it's most likely caused by low brake fluid. Check the fluid level under the hood and fill it up if needed. If that doesn't get rid of the light, you should have it towed to a dealer and don't drive as your brakes may fail at any moment without notice
The steering locks don't necessarily engage when the key is removed, I always turn the wheel before exiting to engage it. There are several positions that will allow the pin to lock in but if between these, it may seem that it isn't locked.
follow instructions in manual for SHIFTLOCK RELEASE
Turn off car.
Engage Parking Break
Take ignition key and put into shift lock release slot (near gear shift)
Push down on key and at same time MOVE gear shift to neutral.
Remove key, start car as normal and disengage parking break...
good to go.... mechanic can replace/repair if this is an ongoing issue: $85 I read somewhere...but heard it's not hard to do yourself for $35 someone else wrote.