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2003 cavalier won't shift out of first gear - was running fine when i parked it 5 weeks ago

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: WONT SHIFT IN TO PARK

Sounds like the shift cable is coming apart inside. You will need to disconnect it at both ends and make sure it slides easily. if not, change it. If you are good with mechanical things and have a bit of patience it's not too hard. If not let a shop do it.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Hyundai Elantra gear shift stuck in Park.

check for the brake switch if this doesnt work wont release from park if this ok then i will check the shifter cable check for power and ground

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: My 2003 Mercury Mountaineer Gear Shift is stuck.

See if u have brake lights. This is what energizes the shifter solenoid. There are 2 fuses u can check both are in the under dash fuse panel. Fuse 23 (15amp) and fuse 26 (7.5amp).
To get it out of park turn igntion switch on stopping just short of engerizing the electronics then u should be able to get it out of park and into neutral.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: My 2003 Mercury Mountaineer Gear Shift is stuck.

THERE IS A SENSOR ON THE BRAKE PEDAL THAT RELEASES THE THE SHIFTER.THERE A 3 COMPONENTS INVOLVED.U CAN PUT IT IN NEUTRAL BEFORE U START THE CAR.THEN WIL SHIFT.

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: I can't get my Gear Shift our of Park. The engine

Common problem.

In future, when on put it in park only AFTER the handbrake is applied. Ideally, foot brake, shift to N, apply handbrake, release foot brake, shift to park.

If the incline isn't steep have someone push car uphill while you gently move gearshift shift out of park. If its a steep hill, call a tow truck and move to a level surface. The parking pawl in the transmission becomes groved over time (and sticks) unless you use the handbreak as described.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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