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WHY IA MY 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA WILL NOT SHIFT FROM PARK?

CAR WOULD NOT MOVE FROM PARK

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The most common culprit for this failure is that the interlock release solenoid has failed, either because it is jammed or because your brake light circuit has failed. (Do I need to mention that your foot must be on the brake in order to take the vehicle out of Park?)

First, check your Owner's Manual to determine how to bypass the interlock so that you can move the vehicle (if you need to move it).

Next, verify that your brake lights are working. If they are not, replace the fuse for that circuit. If they are still not working, replace the brake light switch.

Next, remove the cover from the PRNDL and check the condition of the interlock solenoid. Make sure it is receiving voltage when the brake is applied. Replace as necessary.

Posted on Jun 11, 2014

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SOURCE: 03 Nissan Altima

on the japanese cars u need to press the brake pedal to release the lock on the auto transmission.this works via the brake light switch.if u have no brake lights the switch is probably not working.replace this and see how things go.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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SOURCE: car shift seems locked

I had this problem a few months ago. I was able to drive the car home by taking a screwdriver and overiding the gear. Read your manual and if your car is equiped with an overide it will give you instructions. A little covered hole is to the left of the shift when in park. It is small circle and you must pry out the cover before using a screwdriver head to push the overide. I had to do this to put the car into reverse and then again to put it into drive. The solution: Nissan Auto Service replaced the crankshaft position sensor. Fortunately the car was still under the Extended Warranty at 68,000+ miles and this solved the problem. At 72,000 I had the rear right motor mount replaced. Too early for this. Now I am needing a new AC Compressor (79,000 miles) and it sounds like I'm on the vurge of problems with my catalyc converter. I have found a link that shows that many other Altima owners like me are having these very same problems at low miles. Check out: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/nissan_altima.html . Sounds like some recalls need to be done.

Good luck!

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2006 Nissan Altima, Autom. My car will

the most lickly in the shift cumputer. but with out testing it could be the shifter asembly.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: won't shift out of park and is totally dead

well there should be a little round plug by the shifter that you pop out and you can put a screw driver in the hole and release the shifter and you should check All the fuses and check the terminals on the battery

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 Nissan Altima makes rattling/vibration noise

It is possible that you have some timing chain noise, especially if you have the 3.5L engine. The secondary timing chain tensioners on the 3.5 have a known problem, Nissan has issued a service bulletin regarding this and there is an updated part to replace them. It is not a cheap job, but your dealer may give you some "goodwill" depending on your mileage. If you have the 2.5L the problem may a couple of other things...even more serious! They had catalytic converters that came apart and got ingested into the engine, eventually destroying it. Try googling "Altima rattle" and include your engine size in the search. There is a ton of info on the net about noises in these cars.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/2005-2006-nissan-altima-se-r-discussion/225903-shift-lock.html

your owner's manual will tell you how to over-ride the shift lock. ususally there is a hole covered by a plastic piece, next to the shifter. pop out the cover and push the button to shift. The shifter will lock back up in park until you fix the problem. You may want to set the parking brake and use neutral when you park the car instead of " Park". That way you will not have to push the release button-it will eventually break.

make sure your brake lights work; as the shift lock is powered by the brake light fuse-replace as needed.

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I AM HAVING PROBLEMS GETTING MY SHIFTER OUT OF PARK, I HAVE TO STEP ON THE BRAKE SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE IT WILL GO INTO GEAR? the car has only 35k miles on it?


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check that brake lights come on at about 25mm pedal movement this then activates shift lock mechanism solenoid so you can then move out of park and ignition has to be on at same time

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Took car to dealer and found out it was an electric component called a shift lock controler solenoid which was an extented warranty and it solve the problem .

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