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2008 Dodge Advenger wont go out of park

We just bought a month ago husband is deployed and it wont go out of park? help

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The car has a shift solenoid that releases the shift lever so you can move it into gear when you apply pressure on the brake pedal. Upon depressing the brake the shifter should move freely. If not the solenoid for the shifter has gone bad

Posted on May 29, 2010

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    Thank you so much is that alot of money?

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There are two things that prevent it from shifting out of gear. The slenoid attached to the brake as stated above and another pink lever that is spring loaded or should be. If the override in the cup holder (see owners manual) doesn't work than the spring has most likely come off due to the small plastic hook that is destined to snap off. Reattach the spring by drilling a small hole in the hot pink lever where it used to attach. You buy a new spring and cut it to size if needed. The console is fairly easy to remove. most everything just unsnaps. The shifter knob just lifts straight up. You may need to rock it side to side a bit but do not twist it. I removed it all with a screwdriver to unsnap the clips. There is also four nuts that attach the assembly to the floor. The pink lever on the driver side is most likely the problem.

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