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Gear shift lever gets stuck in park when engine is running and brake pedal is depressed

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Most shifters have a safety lock that comes off when you step on the brake pedal. That safety is probably got a broken spring, or lever, or something else in the mechanisim. It's a pretty common problem in Chrysler's, but it's also a cheap and easy fix in most cases.

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Shift actuator not working. see if you here click sound coming from lower section of steering column.check fuses.vehicle with key on first position, not running, you should be able to move shifter into neutral, then start vehicle..

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

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SHIFTER LOCKED IN PLACE

  1. Remove the instrument panel cover below the steering column, then remove the steering column shrouds to gain access to the brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI) solenoid. The solenoid is part of the interlock cable assembly.
  2. Disconnect the wire connector from the rear of the BTSI solenoid.
  3. Insert the ignition key and turn it to the ON position.
  4. With the brakes applied, try moving the shifter out of the PARK position.
    • If the lever now moves freely in and out of PARK, perform the Circuit Test below.
    • If the shift lever still does not move from the PARK position, remove the BTSI solenoid from the shift lever assembly. If the shift lever now moves freely in and out of the park position, the BTSI solenoid is faulty and the interlock cable must be replaced. If the shift lever still does not move from the park position, the problem is in the shift lever assembly or the ignition interlock cassette

Posted on Dec 21, 2011

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SOURCE: My car is stuck in park, the brake lights do not

The neutral safety switch on the tranny is going out. Replace this switch and you should not have any more problems. This switch registers that your foot is on the brake before it will allow it to come out of park to keep kids from accidently engaging the shifter.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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SOURCE: gear shift stuck in park position

what year and model is the vehicle and is the shifter on the floor or steering column?

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Why does my gear shift get stuck in park. I

on trhe column there is a bracket that connects to the shift cable ,you will need to remove access panel under steering column and find the bracket an tighten the two screws on the bracket

Posted on Dec 24, 2010

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SOURCE: GEAR WILL NOT SHIFT FROM

Hi, I'm Shaun. I will do my best to help you with your problem. From your description,l it sound like you may have one of two things going on. First, your brake light switch, located under the dash at the top of your brake pedal, may have gone bad. You can check this by simply checking your brake lights. If they come on when you push the pedal, this switch should be good. The brake pedal switch sends a signal to a small solenoid located under the console at the base of your shifter. If this part has gone bad, it will not release your shifter when the brake pedal is applied. These are the two main causes of this malfunction, as it's a fairly simple circuit and pretty easy to troubleshoot. The only downside is having to remove the console to get at the shifter, if you have a console shifter. If you need a more in depth walkthrough,l feel free to reply to this thread and I will contact you. Best of luck!

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2010 merc gm shift lever stuck in park car will start steering wheel turns


You have a shift interlock problem . What kind of vehicle ? a mercury what ?
Shift Interlock System
The shift interlock system prevents shifting from PARK unless the brake pedal is depressed. The shift interlock system consists of a shift lock actuator mounted on the selector lever. If the ignition switch is in the RUN position, the shift lock actuator is disabled when the brake pedal is depressed.
If the selector lever will not move out of PARK with the key in the ON position and the brake pedal depressed, it will need to be unlocked manually.
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Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
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PINPOINT TEST A: SHIFT INTERLOCK SYSTEM DOES NOT RELEASE/LOCK CORRECTLY Test Step Result / Action to Take A1 TEST THE BRAKE LIGHTS
  • Apply brake pedal and view brake lights.
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GO to A7 .

No
GO to A2 . A2 TEST FUSE F22 (15A)
  • Key in OFF position.
  • Check fuse: Smart Junction Box (SJB) Fuse F22 (15A).
  • Is the resistance less than 5 ohms?
Yes
GO to A4 .

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GO to A3 . A3 TEST THE CIRCUIT FOR A SHORT TO GROUND
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  • Disconnect: Brake Pedal Position (BPP) Switch.
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Where is location the automatic transmission shift lock relay in my s10 1998 2.2 2wd


Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Description
The brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI) system prevents the automatic transmission from being shifted out of PARK unless the brake pedal is depressed. When the brake pedal is depressed, the BTSI solenoid releases a lock pawl. This enables the shift linkage to move and the shift lever to operate.
When service operations are required, the BTSI system can be overridden.
On vehicles equipped with a column-mounted shift lever, override the BTSI system by performing the following steps:
  1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
  2. Remove battery voltage from the solenoid.
  3. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
For vehicles equipped with floor-mounted shift levers, an override lever is mounted on the right side of the assembly. The override lever can be accessed by removing the shift lever boot. Push the lever to the left in order to override the BTSI.
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The brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI) system prevents the automatic transmission from being shifted out of the PARK position unless the following conditions are present:
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The brake pedal is depressed.


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The ignition switch is turned to the RUN or the START position.

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My 2004 buick rainer is stuck in park but dash board says its in drive how can i fix this


Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System
The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components:
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The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid


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yes or no ?
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The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the selected gear position as determined by the engine control module (ECM). The IPC receives a serial data message from the ECM indicating the gear position. The PRND321 display blanks if:
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