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Shifter problem shifter will not go into gear shifter will unlock when you press the brake pedal but will not go into gear do you know what might bve the problem?

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It could be the linkage pin has come out. This is where the shifter connects to the transmission.

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Hi Jenn. All vehicles have a shifter interlocker system , it's a safety feature that won't allow the shifter to be put into gear ,unless the drivers foot is pressing the brake pedal . Do your brake lights work ? This is just a general idea on how it works , because all car makes don't do it the same ! On the brake pedal under the dash is a switch an when you press the brake pedal it allows power to go to a solenoid unlocking the shifter ,allowing the driver to put the vehicle into gear ! You would need to find a wiring diagram so you could check voltage at the brake switch , into an out of the brake switch with the pedal pushed ! Then find the lock out solenoid an see if power is being applied to it ! Hope this helps

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Your question is too vague. Brakes don't "lock".
Turn ignition on, but do NOT start engine. Step on brake pedal and you should hear a Click near the gear shift lever. This is the relay that unlocks the gear shift. If you don't hear a click each time you tap the brake pedal, you have an electrical problem - bad relay, break in wiring etc. You will likely need to have it towed to dealer for diagnosis/repair.

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There are most likely two possible culprits. The brake position switch located on the brake pedal assy that tells the ECU that the brake is pressed and it is okay to unlock the shifter, or, the shifter solenoid (the part that unlocks the shifter) is going bad.

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I know some cars you have to press the brake pedal b4 the gear shifter will release, if thats the case then check the cable connection between the brake pedal and the gear shifter, maybe able to adjust it

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Shifter is stuck in park. had to remove little cover over hole, by the shifter, to insert key into hole, to get shifter to remove shifter from park. what causes this and is it something i can fix on my...

I believe this vehicle is equipped with a shift lock that necessitates depressing the brake pedal before it can be shifted out of "Park". This is a safety feature designed into almost every car made nowadays to prevent unintended movement of the vehicle when shifting out of "Park". The Shift Lock solenoid is triggered by the brake light switch located near the top of the brake pedal arm. Starting with the "basics", check to see if the brake lights are working (they should illuminate when the brake pedal is pressed. If the brakes lights do not come on. then proceed to check the brake/stop light fuse. Replace if needed. Once the brake lights are functioning, the shift lock should "disengage" and allow you to shift out of "Park" when the brake pedal is pressed. If the fuses are okay, but still no brake lights, then the Brake Light Switch may need to be replaced.

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Check under your dash at the levers for the Brake pedal. There are some Interlock switches that get hit by feet fairly regularly. The switch that makes the gearshift unlock is on the Brake pedal.You have to have your foot on the brake to shift out of Park.

When the shifter is stuck you will not be able to remove your Key from the Ignition. You need to press on the Brake and then try to get the trigger on the shifter to move into Park. Once in Park everything will be okay.

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