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I Dont Know Where Its Located On Your Car But There Is A Safety Switch On The Gear Gearshift That Keeps It From Being Put in A Gear Unless The Brake pedal Is Pushed Im Not Sure If The Activaton Switch Is Tied In With The Brake Light Switch But Check And See If your Brake lights Work If They Dont Change The Switch Its Under Dash on The Brake Pedal If They Still Work Then The Switch For The Safety Release on Shifter Is A seperate Switch It Should Be Close To The Brake light Switch At The Brake Pedal
Hope This Works For You

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: gearshift lever is locked in park and will not

the shift solenoid needs to be replaced
it is the unit that releases the shifter when you put your foot on the brake upon shifting into gear
the solenoid will be located in the area of the shifter

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SOURCE: My 1995 plymouth voyager SE

The shifter linkage is binding up on the throttle cable. Follow the throttle cable through the firewall and you will find that it is pulling against the shifting linkage.

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

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REMOVAL
1. Remove air cleaner and air intake hose assembly.
2. Remove center dash trim panel.
3. Remove center console cup holder assembly.
4. Remove floor console assembly.
5. Remove console side panels.
6. Remove Transmission Control Module ftMJ bracket.
1. Remove TCM.
8. Remove shifter cable from transaxle operating lever by removing nut and clip.
9. Remove shifter cable from shifter lever assembly by removing clip.
10. Remove shifter cable from shifter lever mechanism.
11. Remove cable from firewall grommet by removing grommet assembly nuts.
12. Remove gearshift cable from vehicle.
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3. Loosen the cable adjustment screw at the transaxle operating lever.
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Check
1 The Park/Neutral/Back-up light switch
has a black colored insulator and is located
at the lower left hand side of the transaxle
near the oil pan. The switch inhibits starter
motor engagement unless the gearshift lever
is in the PARK or NEUTRAL position and
completes the back-up light circuit when the
gearshift lever is placed in REVERSE.
2 Prior to checking the switch, first make
sure the shift cable is adjusted properly (see
Section 4).
3 Raise the vehicle and support it securely
on jackstands. Extract the 2 push-in fasteners
and remove the transaxle splash shield.
4 Disconnect the electrical connector
from the Park/Neutral/Back-up light switch.
5 Using an ohmmeter, check for continuity
between the center terminal of the switch and
the switch body. Continuity should only be
present with the gearshift lever in PARK and
NEUTRAL. If continuity is detected with the
gearshift lever in any other position, replace
the switch.
6 Next, check for continuity between the
t wo outer terminals. Continuity should only
exist with the gearshift lever in the Reverse
position. Check the for continuity between
each of the outer terminals and the switch
body. No continuity should be present.
Replace the switch if it fails any of these
checks.
7 Install the transaxle splash shield and
secure it with the 2 push-in fasteners. Lower
the vehicle.
Replacement
Refer to illustration 6.10
8 Raise the vehicle and support it securely
on jackstands. Extract the 2 push-in fasteners
and remove the transaxle splash shield.
9 Working under the vehicle, disconnect
the electrical connector from the switch.
Place a drain container under the transaxle as
some fluid loss will occur.
10 Unscrew the switch from the transaxle
using a box-end wrench (see illustration).
Discard the switch seal.
11 Look into the switch opening in the
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in the switch opening.
12 Install the new switch and seal into the
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13 Recheck the switch operation (see
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14 Attach the switch electrical connector,
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Cable Adjustment —Shift Indicator
  1. Remove the upper instrument panel steering column cover (04459); refer to Section 501-12 .
  1. Place the gearshift lever in the (D) position.
    • Rotate the gearshift lever clockwise until it bottoms out (first gear), then rotate two detents counterclockwise ((D) position).
  1. Hang a 3.6 kg (8 lb) weight on the gearshift lever.
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  1. Install the upper instrument panel steering column cover; refer to Section 501-12 .
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SECTION 307-05: Automatic Transaxle/Transmission External Controls 2000 Villager Workshop Manual
GENERAL PROCEDURES Cable Adjustment —Shift Control
  1. Place the gearshift lever in PARK (P) position.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Section 100-02 .
  1. Remove the splash shield.
  1. Loosen the shift cable nut.
  1. Position the shift linkage in PARK (P) position.
  1. Tighten the shift cable nut.
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  1. Move the gearshift lever through the entire shifting range.
  1. Verify that the engine will crank with the gearshift lever in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) position.
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