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Shifter button stuck

My gear shifter moves up & down without the brake on. My key will not come out or will not turn back to get the key out. It does start & drive normal

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Please explain about the shifter button. It is I believe the root cause of the probems you have, use any sharp object and try to pry it up and then spray a tiny bit of WD40 around the button.

Posted on Apr 01, 2014

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    Barbara L Pond Apr 02, 2014

    Thank you ! I'll try that

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SOURCE: 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Automatic stuck in park

Make sure the brake lamp switch(es) are working and no blown fuses. Be sure no aftermarket accessories have been improperly installed into these circuits.

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SOURCE: Transmision Shifting Problem

Was the fluid you drained red or black? did it smell like trans or gear oil? With linkage disconnected, could you put trans in park by moving the lever on the side of the unit? Oil condition is likely a separate issue...most "blown" transmissions generally have normal operation of shift, it just dosen't do what you tell it to. two things likely going on are: linkage problem and likely in need of fluid/filter change.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 1991 Jeep Wrangler Stuck In Gear

I had the same problem, but in first gear. What I did to free it up, with the shifter out of the transmission, looking down into the hole you will see two linkages side by side with a slot in each. The trouble is the linkage got out of sink. What you do is put a large screw driver into (shifter lever) slot and try to move them (they are hard to move) to you find neutral.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Jeep stuck in park!

Unsrew the top of the shifter and reattach the rod for the button

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SOURCE: 95 wrangler won't shift into gear when first

Loose Shift FORK (INTERNAL)

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There are multiple things that must all happen in order for the shifter to move from park.

1. Make sure the key ignition switch is in the "Run" position (the position just before the "start" position).

2. Brake pedal is depressed (usually pushed in a couple of inches or more at least to release the button on the shifter).

3. Push in the button on the shifter and pull back (you may need to push the shifter slightly forward or back a little for the button to move freely).

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4. If the car is on an incline/slope/hill, it will put a lot of pressure on the parking pin in the transmission. Usually a strong tug or pull on the shifter will pull it out while you're pushing on the brake pedal to prevent rolling when it releases. Make sure to set the parking/emergency brake first to prevent this next time .

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