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I have to move the shifter up and down and press on and release the brake peddle to get it into gear from park

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Check Neutral safety switch, linkage and brake switch

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Sounds like the neutral safety switch needs to be adjusted, and/ or there are some loose fasteners at the linkage to/from the shifter

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