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2006 suzuki will not shift out of park unless I unlock the shift

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Most like is the range selector switch (a.k.a. range sensor, prindle switch, park/neutral safety switch). Part # 37720-86z01. Very common problem with the original design. The part # given is the updated part design.

It is located on the outside of the transmission on the front side (not between the transmission and the firewall). You can open the hood and put an eye on it.

Be VERY sure to alignment it properly AND to clear the code.

If this helps, please say so!

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If its under 100000 miles suzuki should fix transmission problems they fixed mine free of charge at 55000 miles may take a few days but overall worth it

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You are going to need a new shift interlock solnoid replaced. The wires are problaly pull out in the gear shiftewr and that pervents getting the shifter out of park, Don

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SOURCE: 2006 Suzuki Forenza- Can't shift out of park

check or replace your ship lock on your 2006 suzuki forenza.

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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