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I have a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The gear shifter in the floor console will not release from park. I took the console apart and the only way I could ewlease it was to manually move a pink link. What do i need to do to repair the problem?

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    rb26nissan May 11, 2010

    well it could be your brake switch or the shift lock relay.when you step on the brake do you hear a clicking noise near the shifter?

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There is a small spring that is supposed to pull tention on that pink thing when you attempt to shift out of park. If you look closely, you will see where the tiny hook broke off that allowed the spring to fly off. I reattached a new spring (Lowes) that I cut down to size and by drilling a small hole in the pink thing to attach the spring. Both pink levers must release to allow you to shift out of park. I don't recomend buying a new assembly until they revise the tiny hooks that will not last. Don't put it all back together before verifying that your new spring has enough tention to pull back on the lever with the cable attached. Yep! I made that mistake.

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  • King1062 Nov 05, 2010

    There is a recall on the part that control the shifter take it to a dealer for repair..I had mine done two weeks ago

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Make sure the brake lights work

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