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My mechanic tells me I need a new interlock shift in my 2002 GMC Envoy. On ocassion, I need to pump my brakes a few times before I am able to move my gear from park to drive. The shifter is cheap but the labor takes 3 hours and is very expensive. Assuming the shifter needs replacing, will an old shifter get so bad to the point of being unable to move the gear?

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Before any parts are replaced, it needs to be determined if the brake pedal switch is being actuated properly and functioning properly. After that, the interlock solenoid needs to be checked, as well as the linkage.

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The first problem that I see is.....

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It involves a little tricky manouvering under the dash to reach the switch and you need to be very aware of the orientation when fitting. PLEASE BE AWARE that you are messing with the brake pedal and if you fit this part incorrectly you could interfere with the brake pedal travel and cause a dangerous driving situation. Only fit this part once you have fully inspected the part to be removed, and preferably look at a workshop diagram. Some switches are easy some are not. Most take me 10-15 mins.

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cheak the brake pedel swich it work a swich in the gear seleter

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i would try to get down to the linkage adjustment and see if maybe it is not adjusted properly or if it jumped out of alignment. Place the transmission in park and the selector in park after loosening nut and then tighten down the nut.

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