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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Re: can't shift out of park
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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On my '96 Olds 98, brake transaxle shift interlock is simply a pain in the ***. Solution: always press foot brake AND parking brake hard and hold while shifting into park and shutting down engine. Try not to park "downhill." Read owners manual;"shifting out of park." This even calls for opening and shutting the door! If you can't start in park, try neutral. If all else fails, unhook red battery cable for a minute. Re-attach and restart car, which should re-set computer to recognize your key, which has a computer chip embedded in it. Worst option EVER invented!
Hi, you have a malfunctioning brake/park interlock.
When you go to shift out of park, as you know, you have to hit the brake or the shifter won't jump out of Park into Reverse. The interlock device that in this system is probably failing.
The parking brake might not be dis engagin the shift knob, you can do it manually before you can fix it by entering a key or a flat head screw driver on the little port (looks like it wont open but it will) next to the shifter on the upper right hand corner I beleive it is. Just press it down by introducing the screw driver and this should dis engage the shiftter
is this going from park?? if so, it could be the module inside the cover where the shifter is...this is the piece that tells the shifter when the brake is pressed and allows it to shift.... check that out and let me know if u have anything else....
set your parking brake, insert your key into the shift interlock, located next to your shifter, push all the way in, move your gear shifter to neutral, remove key, start car, release parking brake, drive away, have it serviced ASAP