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Can't shift out of park

2000 grand prix will not shift out of park all of a sudden . Brake is depressed and i press on shifter knob and i can here the pass system clicking in the ignition but it will not come out of park unless i use the unlock slot beside the shifter

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  • gijoecowboy Jan 26, 2009

    I have a 95 Grand Prix same thing. When it gets cold will not shift till it warms up. Now this morning I think I broke it pushing to hard on the release botton. How did you push the release but? I'm not able to get that to work eather.

  • gijoecowboy Jan 26, 2009

    OK I was able to find the pin to pull the Shifter nob off. I can replace that. I'm still have to warm up the car before I can get the real button (release Rod) in, to shift out of park. Even then it is hard. I found if I pump the brakes, this helps it release. I have used WD40 all around the shifter, that did nothing.


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The switch under the shifter is sticking.something might have got spilled.if you can get cover off and take some parts cleaner spray and spray around the switch this should loosen the switch up this happens more frequently than you might think good luck!

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