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How do I replace the parking pawl on my 1998 sebring

My car rolls in park. I've been told to replace the transmission, and then I was told it was the parking pawl. does this mean the transmission is going bad? The parking brake doesn't hold it in park either (needs to be replaced)

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The Parking Pawl is internal of the Transmission and the Transmission must be removed to do this repair. Someone put the car into PARK when it was not at a COMPLETE STOP.

The Parking Brake can be adjusted or you can have the REAR BRAKES redone and have them properly adjust the Parking Brakes.

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most likely problem is the parking pall in the transmission is broken have it repaired does NOT need a new transmission

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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You need to remove the trans pan to inspect the parking pawl and rod. Hopefully you can adjust or repair with trans in your vehicle.

Also don't assume your cable etc is okey. You don't know that. You may be able to adjust it and be okey.

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