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My truck wont shift out of park

I think I may have messed up the brake light clip thats attaches to the brake booster rod,is this keeping my truck in park? I broke the round clip that keeps it in place and now its moves when I apply the brake and the brake light quit.

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How can I remove the brake booster linkage from the brake pedal?

the fsm covers this. (fact.serv. man)
ill paste the words, the book is free. to read.
booster out steps are there in chapter BRAKES
chapter 5
page 22
(1) Loosen but do not remove nuts attaching master
cylinder to booster (Fig. 3).
(2) Remove instrument panel lower trim cover.
(3) Remove retaining clip attaching booster push
rod to brake pedal (Fig. 4).
(4) Remove bolts/nuts attaching booster to dash
(5) In engine compartment, loosen vacuum hose
clamp and disconnect vacuum hose from booster
check valve (Fig. 5).
(6) Remove master cylinder attaching nuts and remove
cylinder from mounting studs on booster
(7) Carefully move master cylinder aside and remove

the clip is here.
the book is free, to read, and posted over 100 times now...


Mar 27, 2016 | 1993 Jeep Wrangler

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How do u change the brake booster on a 99 Monte carlo

Hi Michelle, Im AL the owner of Big As Auto Repair.

This is an easy task with the correct tools.

First, pump the brakes 20 times with the key off. Next, remove the 2 nuts that hold the master cylinder in place. Next, pull the master cylinder back and out of the brake booster. Next, go inside the vehicle and on the brake pedal arm you see the brake booster rod attached to the brake pedal arm by a retainer clip. Next, remove the clip and slide the rod away from the pedal arm. Next, around the brake booster rod at the firewall you'll see 4 nuts you'll need to remove those 4 nuts then push the booster backward out of the firewall. Next, go back under the hood and pull the booster past the master cylinder. NOTE: You should have enough room to force the booster past the master cylinder. Replace the new booster and hook up the vacuum hose and your done. Hope this helps and please visit my auto-repair-website here:

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Ford f150 shifter

Some year models have a electric lock on the brake pedal lever under the dash. Usually you can check it by pressing the brake pedal and observing the brake lights. If you lose this signal, the shift lever will not move from Park.

There can also be a shift rod inside the steering column which is linked to the ignition key. The shift rod can also be affected by the brake pedal switch failing to release the selector from Park. All 3 parts, ignition shift rod, brake pedal switch, and transmission release are adjusted together. Meaning if 1 does not work, the other 2 can be affected.

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How do I replace the brake switch on 98 C 1500 Chevy on brake pedal above steer column and the switch retainer clip

I just bought a 98 2500. Brake switch works, but I don't have the clip to keep switch inplace (which is on a peg attached to brake pedal). I just need the clip. I assume it would be a moon shaped clip that snaps on the end of the "peg." Once white brake switch is inserted onto the peg (swicth has a whole in it that fits onto peg) then clip snaps onto end of peg left exposed after brake switch is in place. As you apparently know, If that swicth slides off the peg or is bad, you can't put it in gear.

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1998 chevy blazer when we replaced brake booster and now it will not shift out of park whenits started

Not sure I am following your question, or maybe questions.
If you can not shift out of park with the key on, the brake switch on the pedal may be faulty or out of adjustment.
If the warning light is on, it could be the fluid level sensor in the master cylinder, or the parking brake switch.
If you have no brakes after you try bleeding the master cylinder, the rod inside the booster may not be connected correctly. If you replaced the master cylinder along with the booster, you would need to bench bleed the master before installing it in the truck.

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How do you disconnect the brakebooster rod from the brake pedal on a 1998 4x4 z71chevy truck? how do you take the plastic conector off?? pics would help

  1. Remove the master cylinder from the brake booster. Use line wrenches and remove the brake lines on the master cylinder. Disconnect the electrical connector. Remove the nuts holding the master cylinder to the brake booster and remove the master cylinder. Lay it down with the line holes up to prevent leakage. The brake activator rod must be removed next---this is attached to the top of the brake pedal arm.
  2. There are two types of brake light switches. One is mounted remotely and has a button that is depressed by the brake pedal when it is released that creates an open circuit and turns the lights off. When the brake pedal is depressed, the button is released and allowed to extend, creating a completed circuit and turning the brake lights on. These are adjustable. All that needs to be done to adjust these switches is to adjust them where they are making contact with the arm of the brake pedal when the pedal is released. The second type is a switch that is directly attached to the brake pedal where the activator rod and pedal arm are attached with a through pin.
  3. Remove the bottom portion of the driver's side dash to gain access to the activator rod. Remove the clip or spring lock from the side of the pin holding the activator rod to the brake pedal. Disconnect the electrical connector to the brake light switch. Rotate the switch upward and dislodge the brake activator rod from the brake pedal arm. Remove the electrical switch. Using a long 3/8-inch drive extension with a swivel and a 15 mm socket, remove the four nuts under the dash on the firewall holding the brake booster to the firewall. Unplug the vacuum line to the booster and remove the vacuum booster from the firewall.
  4. Install the new booster, keeping the brake activator rod on the inboard side of the brake pedal arm. Go under the dash and install the nuts retaining the booster to the firewall and tighten. Install the brake switch over the brake pedal. Hold the electrical end up while the activator rod is pulled and inserted over the retaining pin on the brake pedal arm.
  5. Install the retaining clip on the retaining spring and connect the electrical connector to the switch. Install the lower dash panel. Install the vacuum hose to the brake booster. Install the master cylinder and tighten the nuts. Install the brake lines to the master cylinder and attach the electrical connector. Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder and fill as necessary.
  6. Have someone sit in the car while you loosen the front brake line on the master cylinder. Have the person helping push the brake pedal to the floor and hold it there. Once the pedal is to the floor, tighten the brake line and repeat the procedure for the rear line. Recheck the level in the master cylinder and fill with brake fluid as needed.

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How can i replace the power booster ? Can i do it without remove the dashboard ?

assume u are talking about brake booster
first unbolt the two the two nuts attaching master cylinder to booster should be able to leave brake lines on master cylinder just move master cyinder to side bending lines slightly ok just dont kink them
Now on brake pedal remove rod from brake pedal usally held on with pin and clip
now follow that rod up to fire wall you see that rod goes thu the fire wall above that rod should be two bolts and nuts and bellow that rod should be two bolts and nuts remove all four nuts then u should be able to pull boster from eninge compartment

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Brake switch wiring good, can manually make switch and brake lights work. But when installed and brake pedal mashed does not work. Slight pressure on rear of switch will allow to work. How do you keep...

i had the exact problem with my 96 of the same truck when i replaced my brake booster and i couldn't shift out of park. the brake switch clips on the side of the bar leading to the booster, and has a pin that connects the pedal assembly to the booster and the brake switch. i believe your problem is with that pin. i ended up putting a small ring hose clamp on the end of that pin. the way i pin pointed the problem was to turn the key to the on position and reach up and hold that assembly tight. then move the brake pedal down just a little bit and you should hear a click. that click is the park lock releasing. now let go of the assembly and wiggle it a little to loosen it back up and you probably won't hear that click. i was a really tight place to work in, but that ring hose clamp hasn't failed me in the last year and a half. hope this helps.

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How do you get a power booster off a 1999 town and country van?

Your power brake booster is bolted to the rear engine compartment, or firewall, from the inside , so you need to disconnect the rod from the brake pedal, and locate and remove the bolts that hold it. You also have to unbolt your brake master cylinder too.

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hope this helps!

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