Question about 1996 Subaru Legacy
Car has sat for 3 months, when I went to move it it would not come out of park. Yes, the brake lights are working. I took the shifter apart and triggered the manual release. The car didn't move until I put it in drive, and after that point, it would move forward no matter where I had the shift selector, even when I had it in park. I turned the ignition off. When I try to restart, the engine will not turn over....acts like the shift position sensor does not recognize shifter is in park or neutral.
I dont think the inhibitor switch is bad (neutral park switch) seems like the cable is stuck in drive . so check cable first
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my shifter locks
There may be a malfunction in the shift interlock sys.
This sys. keeps the shift from being moved from park
unless the brake peddle is depressed. There are 5 fuse's, directly or indirectly related to the interlock system. Fuse #6 15amp in the fuse box under the hood on the left side. The next 4 are in the fuse box
behind the left side of the dash. Fuse #3 15amp/fuse
#18 15amp/fuse #16 20amp and fuse #4 15amp.
Check these first, before you move on to the brake
light switch, under the dash at the brake peddle.
And the shift lock solenoid, under the console left of
the shift lever. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 22, 2010
These assorted problems usually come from the control modules, in this case the transmission control module (TCM)
First, reset al ECM' by removing the battery negative terminal for a minute or so then re-fit it. This reset should cure all your problems. If not I shall consult my TSB's after you post the results of the reset.
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
SOURCE: I have 2001 outback with
The car should start in park without your foot on the brake, the brake pedal should make no difference. I would check the PRNDL switch on the side of the transmission for damage and proper operation. Most likely the switch is bad, cable is not routed right or is damaged. If you disconnect the shifter cable and make sure the trans linkage arm is fully seated in the park position, the car will start in park as long as the switch is good. If the car does not start, then you will need the switch. At the parts stores and dealership, this part name is pronounced : PRINDLE as in PRNDL (Park-Reverse-Neutral-Drive-Low).
I hope this info helps!~subyguru~
Posted on Jan 19, 2012
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