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2008 xl7 problems shifter is sticking in park what do id to fix it

Took the suv to the shop and they swich out the selond and it is still sticking in park

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This A/T tranny
and is called park lock out.
there is an emergancy bypass lever there. ask for location
or read the operators guide, if lost get one. keep it. i the glove box
where it belongs.

the park lock out repairs and diagnosis is covered fully in the FSM.
read that.
or log into alldata.com
if no cash for books and still want to fix it by self then post back
for the drawings and will need a voltmeter from walfart for $10

old post. if still stuck ask again.

Posted on Jun 02, 2014

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SOURCE: i have a suzuki xl7

you may have lost power to/or have a bad shift interlock solenoid. the solenoid is what releases the gear shift when the brake pedal is applied. you may want to check the brake light switch to make sure it is working correctly.

Posted on Aug 01, 2011

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