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2002 saturn L 200 everytime the car doesnt want to come out of park So we have to turn the key on and off for it to release

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You do have to press the brake pedal to shift out of park. There could be an adjustment in the ignition rod to align the Letters on the shift indicator. Since the P is at the end of travel for that rod a misalignment would show up there. This could cause binding.

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