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Gear lever stuck in park.

Even though the break pedel is down and the engine is running, I can not press in the gear lever to take it out of park and into drive or reverse.

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  • cliff brock
    cliff brock Nov 30, 2013

    concerning gear shifter problems,;

    thanks for your feedback. I actual problem with the gear shifter not letting the suv out of park is because the gear shift solenoid is not working. I had to take the gear floor housing off the car gear box in order to locate the solenoid. not and easy job removing the middle armrest house that includes the rear heater duct and floor gear shifter. Now you can see and disconnect the electric circut connectors, one for the gear shifter, and one for the rear heater controls. Then remove the gear shifter support bracket and lift up on the gear cable so that you can unscrew the push button gear shift solenoid. You know that is the problem because once you press that buttom the gear lever moves out of park and into drive, reverse, or nautural. KEEP THE EMERGENCY BRAKE ON.

    Auto parts stores did not have the part so I had to per order it for $ 100. and 2 days to deliver to the dealer service department and I have to pick it up. Looked online but could not find a match so I had to pay way more than expected, plus down time waiting for the part.

    I took pictures and tried uploading them to this comment, however, its not working for me, help ???So far it took 2 hours to disassemble and hopefully 1 hour to install once I get the part. Need various screw drivers, rachet with extension, light, allen rench, and star shape allen rench . In order to get the armrest and rear heater housing off, you need to find the small screws hidden under the cup holders and cd holder. Have a pencil magnet handy to catch small screws that may fall. Do not pry off the armrest, look for the all the screws.. (about 8 and then 4 holding the solenoid in place.

  • SSN-MM3 Dec 02, 2013

    if you haven't looked at RockAuto.com, check them or PartsGeek.com for great pricing. if that doesn't work, then find out which cars this part goes in and goto your local pick 'n pull junkyard and yank one out. less than $10 and you can also pick up some other parts you may need. I usually grab a bunch of fuses, light bulbs, etc, since it never hurts to have spares.

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Usually a cable that moves when pressing brake pedal that takes gear lever out of lock allowing you to move gear lever. check the cable.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

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SOURCE: Trans in park computor read out on dash reads it is in drive

You most likley have a bent/damaged shifter cable. Unhook it at the trans, and move the linkage, with the park brake set. Push it all the way forward, that is park. The display should change and it should start. If so you will need the cable. Good Luck

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I have a Dodge Charger 06 model and the gear wont move from Park to reverse. everything else works as far as gas, brake light, etc but my gear wont shift can i get soem help

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i would be looking at the ecm are the pcm they are the same controls the engine and trans

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I would start by checking the ECM for codes.

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