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Why won't the shifter shift out of park to drive on a 1998 cadillac cater?

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Hay ritchie it sounds like it is the shifter solenoid went out. now if you want you can manually release the solenoid lock by lifting up on the shifter boot and look on the left side. you should be able to see a yellow lever that you can pull . you would need to start the car and with your foot on the brake this will allow power to the solenoid now also wilepushing on the lever you need to shift out of park to say neutral.now if you shift back into park again it will be locked and you will need to repeat this again. hope this helps you out

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your cadillac has an interlock solinoid that is activated by the brake pedal, make sure that your pushing the brake pedal before you try to move the shifter

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