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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Automatic stuck in park

The thumb button on the side of the shifter won't go in and release the gear shifter. I've pounded the brake pedal, but it won't disengage.

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Make sure the brake lamp switch(es) are working and no blown fuses. Be sure no aftermarket accessories have been improperly installed into these circuits.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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    Kirk King Apr 29, 2012

    No to impede on your suggestion gasitjr, however, most everyone reading about this topic simply does not know about the little small vacuum release electrical switch very near neutral safety switch unless you have seen them yourself. These small switches rarely burn out, however they are broken more than you can count!

    Ask your friendly parts people about the "shift release modulator" and they might know what you are talking about, if they do not know, ask one of the ASE repair technicians for help with this item.

    Sounds like you may have broken this tiny switch, or it may have simply burned out on it's own, You might want to spend money on the right fix and take your vehicle to a ASE repair facility. You might have broken the actual shift pin on the transmission linkage, however, this pin is one of the most tested item on ALL automatic transmissions for failure, these pin failures happen, just not very often.

    Good luck on this one!

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