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2004 chevy venture will not shift from park. The engine is running and the brake pedal is pressed.

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BTSI solenoid bad (brake transmission switch interlock), or maybe check the fuses.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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The blocking bracket might be jammed. Stop the engine, nudge the car a little and try again to move the lever without pressing the brake pedal. 
If this works move the lever several times to loosen the bracket, leave it in neutral, press the brake pedal  and start the engine. Leave it running at idle for a while , till the oil heats up - 5-10 minutes , depending how cold is outside. Then repeat the lever movement till the efort becomes neglijable. If it doesn't or jams again take the car to the repair shop, it needs tinkering.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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