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Gearshift no park

Will not go in park everything else works

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The shifter cable linkage needs adjusted but be sure to chalk(block) the tires BEFORE you try adjusting it.

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My brake lights do not work and it is suuck in park, I haved put a new brake light switch in and that did not work

There is a switch nicknamed a BOO switch. It is on the brake lever under the dash. This is often adjustable and controls the brake lights and the release for the gearshift. When properly adjusted it makes the rear lights come on as soon as the brake pedal moves. There is a release for the gearshift that uses a solenoid so even if you get the brake lights to work, a bad gearshift solenoid may keep the Park locked.

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I have a 2009 kia rio . Key won't unlock the ignition

If you have been driving with a heavy bunch of keys on the keychain, it is likely that you have worn out the key lock. If you hold the key up to relieve the weight it mught start, Otherwise it is likely that the mechanism that ensures the gearshift is in Park or Neutral has worn and the key is not sure it is in park. Hold the gearshift farther in the park position and try to work the ignition, If this works you may be able to have the mechanism adjusted to the proper position.

Nov 08, 2014 | 2009 Kia Rio

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Why automatic. Transmission won't go to park

There can be binding problems with a switch which makes sure the gearshift is in Park or Neutral to enable the starter to crank. It is a safety lockout. The shifter can also have a cable which may stretch or break at the mount. Some are adjustable and yours would either now be too short or too long and need adjustment.

Finally, there is a brake switch which must be pressed to release the gearshift from Park or neutral. It may be in the way and not allow the gearshift to return to Park.

Manufacturers put in the safety switches to prevent starting an engine with the transmission in gear. Many worked 2 ways. They would prevent the engine from cranking unless your foot was on the brake and/or the shifter would not come out of Park without a foot on the brake pedal after the engine was running.

You can get free Video instructions from Utube and other media. Look up your shifter and see if someone has made a Video for you to watch. Go to a parts site and look up your shift cables.

Jul 25, 2014 | 1997 Ford Taurus

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Gearshift no park


Apr 21, 2014 | 1998 GMC Jimmy

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The car starts, but the gearshift wont move from park

Usually a problem with the brake switch or the solenoid that locks the shifter in park.
That circuit would need to be tested.

Oct 02, 2012 | 2005 Chrysler Pacifica

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Gear shifter is stuck in park 2008 impala

Can be several things. There is an interlock for the gearshift which must agree with the brake pedal showing your foot is on the brake. If anything is out of alignment, then the gearshift will not release.

Sometimes if you look at the Brakelight, a sure sign of problems is they refuse to light up when the pedal is pressed. The brake pedal interlock at the top of the brake pedal lever is out of place or broken. Once the switch is restored, everything should work again.

Sometimes if the steering wheel is not lined up, a release pin in the column will not let the interlock move. Tilt columns can often have this problem.

May 25, 2012 | 2008 Chevrolet Impala

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It could be the selenoid lock it self , which is located at he front of the Selector. You might need to remove the selector and test it if it is working properly. As it should be working for safety reasons

Jul 17, 2009 | 2005 Jaguar S-Type

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