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93 suburban Will start, won't shift out of park, will not work when vehicle is shut off either, trying that neutral starting method. Just wont shift out of Park???

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Not sure if your truck is new enough but...... Did you always have to press the brake to shift from park? If so check the brake lights if they don't work the interlock system doesn't recognize that you have pressed the brake pedal.If they don't work start with the brake light fuse(some are labeled stop lamps) If it's good the switch could be faulty, It is located under the dash near the top of the pedal assembly.
hope this helps!

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Here are instructions on how to remove and replace the PNP, but read over it to understand how to adjust:
Park/Neutral Safety Switch REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION ES300 1993-94 Models
  1. With the ignition switch in the LOCK position, disconnect the negative battery terminal. If equipped with an air bag system, wait at least 90 seconds or longer before performing any other work.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Disconnect the Park/Neutral switch connector.
  4. Remove the clip from the shift control cable.
  5. Remove the nut and control cable.
  6. Remove the bolts and pull out the Park/Neutral switch. To install:
  7. Install the Park/Neutral switch and loosely install the bolts.
  8. Adjust the switch and torque the bolts to 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  9. Install the control shaft lever.
  10. Install the control shaft cable and torque the nut to 9 ft. lbs. (13 Nm). Fig. 1: The transaxle control shaft lever has a nut and washer to retain it - 1993-94 ES300 54617.gif
    Fig. 2: Removing the Park/Neutral switch - 1993-94 ES300 54618.gif

  11. Install the clip to the shift control cable.
  12. Lower the vehicle.
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14. Make sure the vehicle will start only in the PARK or NEUTRAL position.
1995-97 Models Fig. 3: Aligning the neutral base line and groove - 1995-97 ES300 293716.gif
Fig. 4: Park/Neutral switch removal and installation - GS300, LS400, SC300 and SC400 300569.gif
Fig. 5: Park/Neutral switch adjustment - GS300, LS400, SC300 and SC400 300571.gif
  1. With the ignition switch OFF, disconnect the battery cables, negative terminal first. Allow 90 seconds to elapse before performing any other work.
  2. Apply the parking brake fully and block the rear wheels.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector from the Park/Neutral position switch.
  4. Remove the locknut and disconnect the control cable from the manual shift lever.
  5. Remove the clip from the holding the control cable to the bracket.
  6. Remove the nut, washer and the manual shift lever from the manual valve shaft.
  7. Using a flat bladed tool, bend the lock washer back away from the nut.
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  11. Install the lock washer and nut. Torque the nut to 61 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  12. Using a flat bladed tool, bend the lock washer over the nut to secure the nut in place.
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  6. Pry off the washer and remove the nut.
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  10. Install the nut and washer.
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Maybe try to press the brake pedal and run the gear shift throughout the full range of gears while the car is on level ground, and retry the starter to see if there is a faulty PNP adjustment.

Try to start in Neutral not Park, and jiggle the gear shift back and forth to see if the PNP is not adjusted right.

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