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How do i get the pontiac sun fire out of park


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All modern automatic transmissions have a brake interlock. When you push the brake pedal, it should actuate a switch and this is what allows the shifter to come out of park. Check the switch.

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SOURCE: My 1993 Pontiac Bonneville SSE won't shift into park.

have you check the shifter linkage

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SOURCE: Will Not Shift out of Park

Do you have your foot on the brake when shifting? Some cars will only shift when brake is fully depressed. Good luck

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SOURCE: On Hot days when I park in the sun , the car's

replace the battery hyundai/kia use some pretty crappy batteries i am a kia / hyundai tech and have had to replace batteries when the cars have come off the truck i would buy an interstae or exide and you wont ahve the issue again

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SOURCE: 2003 pontiac aztec wont shift out of park.

You have a few safety catches on there, one, the brake has to be on. It is a switch on the brake pedal, it goes directly to the shifter, a mechanical solenoid, pumps out a pin to prevent the car from going into gear without somebody driving. The second one is the same idea only it comes from the ignition switch, the key has to unlock the steering and the shifter. Also, if it parked up against a curb or something, it will be hard to get out of park. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: my 1999 pontiac sun fire

Usually this is a problem with the passlock sensor which is part of teh ignition key cylinder. The ignition cylinder will have to be replaced the initialized before the car will start

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