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SOURCE: My 97 F250 wont shift out of park? Engine starts,

most likely your brake switch is out. If you had a scanner you would be able to see if the computer see's you pressing on the pedal. Or if you know how to test you could check to see if it switches ( completes the circuit ).

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Where is the shift solenoid located on a 1997 geo prizm

inside the transmission. or

Ok, there are 2 such things, in an automatic, sometimes,3.
the park lock out solenoid, in the shift lever box, (console
the solenoids in transmission
and some have a seperated TCC clutch lock up solenoid same place
why not post symptoms first, and not Easter egg hunts.

the car is (really) Toyota Corolla.
here it is , inside tranny
that is , if you even have this transmission,

A245E below, there are 3 others that are not E- shifted. so.....

25546604-sckxypulg1bw0dyocx0nmtbh-3-0.jpg A131, A240L, and A241L automatics uses, on these cars.

Mar 10, 2015 | 1997 Geo Prizm

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Car won t shift out park

Does it come out of Park at all?

Mar 27, 2014 | Buick LeSabre Cars & Trucks

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On my 97 villager the shift lever won't move from the park position it's like its locked whats the problem

check your brake switch thier is two one for your brake lights and one to activate the shift lock soliniod.

Sep 09, 2012 | 1997 Mercury Villager

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Camry 97 shift stuck in park position

Hello. Welcome to FixYa. Please allow me to help out on this.

If your car is stuck in Park (the shifter won't move), you either have a blow nbrake light fuse, a bad brake light switch, or the shift interlock solenoid under the shifter is bad.

The fuse is the most common, followed by a failed or unplugged brake light switch. It is rare for the shift interlock solenoid to fail, however.

Oct 04, 2011 | 1997 Toyota Camry

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My '97 grand prix wont shift from park. What is

Hi, you have a malfunctioning brake/park interlock. When you go to shift out of park, as you know, you have to hit the brake or the shifter won't jump out of Park into Reverse. The interlock device that in this system is probably failing.

Jun 06, 2011 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

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My 97 F250 wont shift out of park? Engine starts,

most likely your brake switch is out. If you had a scanner you would be able to see if the computer see's you pressing on the pedal. Or if you know how to test you could check to see if it switches ( completes the circuit ).

Aug 10, 2009 | 1997 Ford F250 SuperCab

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It's very hard to shift(lever?) my 96 prizm out of park.

the lever is hard to move foot on brake, right>?
on hill?
there are 2 things that prevent the lever from moving out of park
1: park lockout feature
2: parking pawl in trans jammed by persons parking on a hill incorrectly, (not setting hand brake first) this jams the internal Pawl, lock.
if the bypass lever below works, then its not the transmission locking. its the feature 1 doing that.

are you parked on hill ? or on the flat
are your tires/wheels jammed against a curb?
if on the flat and tires not against some object.
then the car is free to roll, and that means the parking pawl
is not jammed, (normal not parked correctly , hand brake first on, last off) per opr. manual.

called park lock out.
this is a feature that prevents car moving , starting the engine up.
the first thing that must work are rear brake lights.
you step on the brake, the lamps glow and the park solenoid unlocks freeing up the shift lever.
the corolla is its, in geo snake skins.

here is the circuit, after fixya badly shrinks it.
login to Mitchells see it your self.

did you scan the PCM first to see if the shift'er inputs are not showing DTC errors. ?
the logic has 3 input , progressives.
brake on, and the 2 shift'er switches most read correctly before
the shift solenoid , unlocks, left red arrow below.
X is the ECU. the ECU is the Logic, rule maker here.
if on flat ground we can find true cause
if you HAVE A voltmeter,
or replace the brake fuse. if blown.
the brake lamps on rear of car must not fail.
bad fuse brakes its its cracked, or loose. or rusty
bad brake switch. same deal park locking device
will not disable any time brake lamps fail.
i have the drawing if you need it.
a 96 Toy corolla is same car. same wiring
ask... have it all.


Jul 23, 2009 | 1996 Geo Prizm

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97 geo prizm has fire and fuel wont start

check all your relays with an ohmeter to make sure they all operate. A code would go off usually only if it is an electrical problem. If you are getting fuel and fire, and no codes it is most likely a relay. If you did have codes then I would say sensor. So check those relays

Feb 04, 2009 | 1997 Geo Prizm

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