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Car won't stay in park

I put in park and it keeps rolling I have to put the emergency brake on.

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Inside the transmission is a brake lever which locks onto the band when shifted in to park. The lever must have a broken spring attached to it. It is internal so expensive to fix

Posted on May 23, 2009

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If all the gear selection work your parking paw in transmission is most likely broken.You can usally see it when the trans pan is off.

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