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Wont shift outta park.

I disconnected the linkage and the trans works fine and the linkage isnt bound up or in bind. I believe the problem is in the shifter lock the you have to disengage when you press the brake petal.

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Make sure that your brake lamps are working. I have seen the brake switch go bad and cause it not to come out of park. Good luck.

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