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Automatic transmission shifter does not need brake to engage

2006 gmc w3500 can shift through without using the brake. Only have to push the button to get it out of park but can move up and down, including reverse, without pressing the button or the brake. I was told by a mechanic that that is how it is supposed to work but I don't believe so. It seems unsafe to be moving forward and have the ability to accidentally slam it into reverse so easily.

Can also remove the key with it in gear and running. I was told this is also how it is supposed to be.

Is it?

Thanks for any advice.

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  • gino261 Jun 18, 2009

    that's what i thought. it is under warranty but they want to tell me that's how it should be.
    should you be able to shift, say from park to neutral for example, without pushing the brake?


  • gino261 Jun 18, 2009

    thanks

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Your not supossed to be able to go from drive to reverse w/o pressing the button their mest be something wrong with your shifter consoule called saftey neutral switch

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

  • streetswe258 Jun 18, 2009

    mines does that thats okay butif your driving and you accidently hit the shifter to reverse your transmission will rip out so get that fixed if ive been helpfull dont forget to rate my responses thankyou have a nice day
    dave


  • streetswe258 Jun 18, 2009

    no problem

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