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Wont shift from park to drive its stuck

The car turns on but it wont shift from park to drive its stuck on park you have to push it but i am afraid it will break..I know its not the transmission..

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Since those incidents of runaway cars, they installed an interlock to prevent you from shifting out of park unless you have the brake firmly pressed down.
While checking and fixing a bad brake light switch is a good idea, the interlock was not, so I would just remove it.
It is unreliable, as the solenoid and connections fail commonly, and it is not worth the risk of not being able to drive. That is far more dangerous then the silly thing the interlock was intended to prevent.

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THE MOST COMMON PROBLEM IS THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH. GET SOMEONE TO CHECK TO SEE IF WHEN YOUR HITTING THE BRAKE THE LIGHTS ARE COMING ON. IF NOT THE SWITCH IS BAD OR THE WIRE GOING TO IS BROKEN. IF THE LIGHTS ARE WORKING THE SHIFT INTERLOCK IN THE SHIFTER MAY BE DEFECTIVE

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The 2008 avenger has a recall on that matter.

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