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Battery fully charged, engine won't start or even turn over, gear locked in park, brake pedal is depressed.

After driving around for 5 miles during the early morning , while backing up into my driveway, put gear into drive to straighten out, then when I put the gear into reverse, the vehicle wouldn't reverse. When I put the gear into drive to clear the street, the vehicle wouldn't go into drive either. The engine was still running though. None on the gears worked. When I put the gear into park and turned off the engine to start the van again, the engine wouldn't start, the gear shift was locked in park, & the brake pedal was depressed. What can be wrong with my 2004 Toyota Sienna? Thanks.

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  • arakawajr Nov 20, 2014

    Checked all the fuses. No blown fuses. The battery & electrical is fully charged & all working fine, but the van engine still doesn't even turn, nor start.

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This may help: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/274-2nd-generation-2004-2010/199861-04-sienna-transmission-lock.html
There are multiple issues here.Won't crank? Go direct to starter.

Possible recall:http://www.toyoheadquarters.com/threads/2004-2005-2007-2009-toyota-sienna-shift-lock-solenoid-recall-d0r.206/

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If the engine stalls abruptly on your Cirrus, as if some one clamped it, then I would suspect that the 'lock-up' function on the torque converter of the transmission is in the lock-up position. That means it is the same as popping the clutch on a conventional transmission car, which cause the same stall. If you can't drive the car, I would call around to several independent transmission shops to find one that is familiar with the Chrysler 41TE transmission and that appears to be honest. Ask if they have a diagnostic readout box to communicate with the transmission control computer. If they do then have the car towed there and let them try a readout. If they get a code 38 or 0740 (depending upon what year model you have there) then that would show that the lock-up is the problem. If you are lucky the problem will be with a solenoid switch or valve in the box on the side of the transmission which can be corrected easily without removing the transmission. Because this possibility (along with about 6 other causes) is worth pursuing, I would want a shop that is not going to talk you into a "rebuild" without first looking into all the possible reasons for the lock-up condition so you aren't "taken for a ride".
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Sorry but there's too much going on here for anything other than guesses, and at the irresponsibly selfish speed you drive at any faulty advice could well be fatal.

Something may have locked up in your transmission (or possibly braking system), and you've then used a bit of guesswork and uneducated brute force to overcome the problem for now. Without any further symptoms this has now become impossible to diagnose remotely and an accurate diagnosis requires a thorough examination of the vehicle anyway.

The question you now need to ask yourself is whether you're prepared to risk the fault occurring again at speed. If that's when it next happens then at best you'll do some very expensive damage but it's most likely to also cause a total loss of control with potential fatalities.

For the safety of any poor unfortunates who pull out in front of you in future and for yourself stop wasting time here and get the vehicle looked at by either Toyota or a 4x4 specialist garage.

I know this isn't the solution you were looking for and you may not like the way I've phrased it, but it is the only correct answer to your question.

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