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Can't get the transmission out of park even when I push on the break.

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  • yadayada
    yadayada Jul 10, 2010

    there is an override in the center console

  • lemon4 Jul 11, 2010

    My car is now shifting, (don't know why) I had left my car running while I ran into my neighbors. When I got in my car to leave it would not come out of park. My neighbor looked at it but could not see anything that would prevent it from coming out of park. anyway I got a ride home about an hour later my nighbor brought my car home said he didn't do anything just went back out to mess with it again and it went into gear. ( Go figure) Thank you for the information we will be taking the car to the shop on monday to get it checked out.,

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Is the car running when you do this? A lot of the newer cars and trucks won't allow the shifter (tranny) to be moved unless engine is running.
If car is running and this is happening, check the transmission fluid. Be sure to check this when engine is at operating temperature. If the fluid is full - I suggest contacting a mechanic or the dealership of purchase.
Please let me know if you need further assistance.
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