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Won't shift out of park. I started the car as normal but when I moved the shifter from park to drive it felt really loose and then it wouldn't go anywhere when I gave it some gas. I then tried to put it back in park but it wouldn't slide forward. I put it in neutral and let bf try to push it but it would only rock forward and backward like I had it in park still. We were eventually able to get the shifter into park so that the ignition would release the key but I still have no clue what's wrong with it. Any help would be very much appreciated!

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Pull the cover off the base of the shifter and check that the release lever is connected and the connection pins from the shift lever to the transmission are tight. Safely block the car up and look underneth the car at the transmision looking for loose parts.

Posted on Oct 19, 2013

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SOURCE: Shift lever

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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SOURCE: 1991 Caprice No reverse. Moves in neutral. All forward gears OK.

shift linkage needs adjusting,,could be bent, easy fix, located along firewall to fram beneath the column, ask your son wut he ran over and didnt tell u about... hope i could help...:)

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 chevrolet trailblazer (daughter's car)

make sure the key is on and you are stepping on the brake pedal.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 94 camaro V6 manual starts up but will not move even in neutral

Begin by jacking up each wheel one at a time and find which is stuck. Likely it's an emergency brake cable but can also be other things. The smell you got is normal when you are slipping the clutch...not good for it but understandable in the context of the situation. If the clutch is in good shape, It is likely still ok. Once you find the binding wheel then you need to determine why it's binding.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: shift handle moves freely with out shifting trans

The shifter works off a shift cable which is connected to the transmission. The connection of this cable to the transmission is on the drivers side looking straight up were you can see it. The other end connects to the inner part of the shifting mechanisum where you shift
You can only get a replacement at any General Motos dealerships parts department

Posted on Jun 11, 2010

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