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My shifter is stuck

My shifter on my 97 toyota carolla is stuck in park. it was fine just an hr before that. i left work on my break came back and parked and now it will not shift.

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    I think the transmission might be stuck in a gear. I think my trans is stuck in overdrive. My car stalled on the freeway and now my shifter is stuck in Park. I can not start the car, because the trans is actually in third, or overdrive.

    I have a 1992 Honda Civic DX



    Here is another good idea below.
    posted on Oct 18, 2008
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    It sounds like you may have a faulty shift interlock solenoid. It is under the center console. You can expose it and see if it is getting voltage when the vehicle is on and you foot is on the brake. If it is, replace the solenoid. If it isn't, you may have a faulty relay.

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It may be the shifter linkage.

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