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Won't shift out of park

After starting truck it sometimes will not shift out of park and into gear. Mostly happens when truck has been parked on an incline. this is an intermittent problem but is very frustrating when it happens. Does anyone know what causes this and the solution for fixing it?

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Linkage needs to be ajusted--a repair manual shows you--sec629 in ur publiclibrary--put on emergency brake 1st on incline

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Same thing happened to me. I had accidentally kicked something while streching out my right leg. It turns out there is an actual switch somewhere up above your feet directly above the brake pedal area that I had toggled when streching my leg!

Because I knew that it must have been that I kicked something, I was reaching under there, above near the brake pedal and eventually, miraculously found a little switch, which when toggled again, allowed me to get the car out of park and drive away.

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I tried to find the switch again a moment ago, but could not - had to get back into work as I had been stranded on the road for the last half hour.

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SOURCE: Gear shift won't move from Park sometimes. It's stuck!

If the car is inclined severly the shifter will be harder to move as more of a load rests on the park gear. You may have to pull it hard but should come out of park. Make sure your foot is firmly on the brake pedal too and the key is in the on position

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The
shifter needs to be inspected. Its quite possible that The
shifter assembly is got misaligned, it has to be open and realign.








There
are many other possibilities. But if it was working right up till now and
suddenly this shifting problem occurred then its shifter
assembly alignment issue.




Also
i suggest you to refer these gear shift issues, which are mostly noticed. These
are direct links with appropriate solutions to
the specific problems of gear shift


















GEAR SHIFT ISSUES








Gear
indicator Shows "3" Instead Of "D"?


http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/gear-indicator-shows-3-instead-of-d.html

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2006 Chrysler 300c: Shifter Stuck in Park?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/06/2006-chrysler-300c-shifter-stuck-in.html

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1998 Ford Expedition: Will not Shift Out of
Park?


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Car will not move when in gear?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/car-will-not-move-when-in-gear.html

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Mercedes-Benz transmission sticks in first gear?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/mercedes-benz-transmission-sticks-in.html

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/mercedes-benz-not-engaging-in-first.html

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Chrysler PT Cruiser only goes in First gear?


http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/chrysler-pt-cruiser-only-goes-in-first.html







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Car is stuck in park and the shift will not move?



http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/08/car-is-stuck-in-park-and-shift-will-not.html


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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-wont-downshift-sometimes.html


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First gear Starts In Second Gear


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Ford Taurus won\'t shift from park?

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/06/2006-ford-f150-will-not-shift-out-of.html

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Car Transmission will not go into Park mode?


http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-transmission-will-no-go-into-park.html


----------

1998 Chrysler Voyager: Transmission Problem?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/1998-chrysler-voyager-transmission.html

------

Shift indicator directly goes to 2nd when key
is turned ON?



http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/shift-indicator-directly-goes-to-2nd.html


--------

Third gear missing and engine losing power?


http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/third-gear-missing-and-engine-losing.html


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Chevrolet silverado has whining sound in gear?


http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/chevrolet-silverado-has-whining-sound.html


----------

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Z71: Gear shift
Issue?


http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/2002-chevrolet-avalanche-z71-gear-shift.html

----------

Hard to shift gears on Manual transmission?


http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/hard-to-shift-gears-on-manual.html


--------

Car hard shift at slow speeds?


http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-hard-shift-at-slow-speeds.html


---------

Transmission-Hard To Down Shift

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/07/transmission-hard-to-down-shift.html

---------

Automatic transmission shift lever hard to move on cold
mornings?



http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/automatic-transmission-shift-lever-hard.html


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2000 Nissan maxima shifts hard?


http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/2000-nissan-maxima-shifts-hard.html



-------


Vehicle noticed sluggish delayed shifts while
driving?



http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/vehicle-noticed-sluggish-delayed-shifts.html



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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe: Will not Shift out of
Park Mode?





http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/2007-hyundai-santa-fe-will-not-shift.html







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94 toyota is over 3000 rpm at 40 mph


It can be the issue with Transmission or problem with gear shift assembly.The system has to be inspected and tested.----------
For complete step by step troubleshooting,click the solved help links with complete solution for such various solutions.

Click the link below:----
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Gear indicator Shows "3" Instead Of "D"? http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/gear-indicator-shows-3-instead-of-d.html
-------------- 2006 Chrysler 300c: Shifter Stuck in Park? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/06/2006-chrysler-300c-shifter-stuck-in.html
------------ 1998 Ford Expedition: Will not Shift Out of Park? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/1998-ford-expedition-will-not-shift-out.html
------------ Car will not move when in gear?


http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/car-will-not-move-when-in-gear.html
------------ Mercedes-Benz transmission sticks in first gear? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/mercedes-benz-transmission-sticks-in.html
------------ Mercedes Benz not engaging in first gear? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/mercedes-benz-not-engaging-in-first.html
----------- Chrysler PT Cruiser only goes in First gear?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/chrysler-pt-cruiser-only-goes-in-first.html

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Car is stuck in park and the shift will not move?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/08/car-is-stuck-in-park-and-shift-will-not.html

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2002 Nissan sentra will not go out of park mode? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/2002-nissan-sentra-will-not-go-out-of.html
-------- Nissan Sentra stuck in park? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/nissan-sentra-stuck-in-park.html
----------- Car will not come out of Park?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/car-will-not-come-out-of-park.html

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Automatic transmission will not go into high gear?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/automatic-transmission-will-not-go-into.html

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Car won't downshift sometimes?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-wont-downshift-sometimes.html

----------
Buick Park Avenue: Transmission will Not shift into drive?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/buick-park-avenuetransmission-will.html

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No First gear Starts In Second Gear http://www.howtobyme.blogspot.com/2012/07/no-first-gear-starts-in-second-gear.html
---------- Ford Taurus won't shift from park? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/ford-taurus-wont-shift-from-park.html
----------- 2006 Ford F150: Will Not Shift out Of Park? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/06/2006-ford-f150-will-not-shift-out-of.html
----------- Car Transmission will not go into Park mode?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-transmission-will-no-go-into-park.html

---------
1998 Chrysler Voyager: Transmission Problem? http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/1998-chrysler-voyager-transmission.html
----------- Shift indicator directly goes to 2nd when key is turned ON?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/shift-indicator-directly-goes-to-2nd.html

----------
Third gear missing and engine losing power?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/third-gear-missing-and-engine-losing.html

--------
Chevrolet silverado has whining sound in gear?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/chevrolet-silverado-has-whining-sound.html

----------
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Z71: Gear shift Issue? http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/2002-chevrolet-avalanche-z71-gear-shift.html
-------- Hard to shift gears on Manual transmission?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/hard-to-shift-gears-on-manual.html

---------
Car hard shift at slow speeds?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-hard-shift-at-slow-speeds.html
---------- Transmission-Hard To Down Shift http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/07/transmission-hard-to-down-shift.html
--------- Automatic transmission shift lever hard to move on cold mornings?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/automatic-transmission-shift-lever-hard.html

--------
2000 Nissan maxima shifts hard?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/2000-nissan-maxima-shifts-hard.html

----------
Vehicle noticed sluggish delayed shifts while driving?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/vehicle-noticed-sluggish-delayed-shifts.html

----------
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe: Will not Shift out of Park Mode? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/2007-hyundai-santa-fe-will-not-shift.html

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