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2008 chrysler pacifica won't shift out of park. I know you have to press the brake pedal so it clicks and it allows the shifter to advance in gears to R-N-D etc. When I press the brake it clicks, and it moves just slightly (a bit more than if i did nto havce the brake depressed), so I'm guessing it releases the lock, but it will not move to R-N-D. I removed the chrome bezel around the shifter and pressed the pink tab, and still no shifting. Car starts fine, all fuses are fine.

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This happened to me. And googleing the solution was very unproductive so I decided to take stuff apart and figure it out. I fixed it. Here's how. First, other forums told me that pressing on the brake releases a lever that allows you to shift from park, and that is true. Then I was told that the mechanism that releases that lever is broken and you can remove the gear shift trim, press on a pink lever to release the gear shift. That did NOT work and besides, when I pressed on the brake, I still heard the 'click' and that told me that the brake/release mechanism still functioned and that I should look elsewhere for the problem.

Here's what ultimately solved the problem. I had to remove the gear shift housing. In order to do that, I had to remove the center console. At first, it seemed like a daunting task but in the end, screw/fastener removal was logical and the parts went back together in a snap. Still, my wife saw the project mid-progress and got scared. No worries, happy ending. Anyway, once I removed the gear shift housing, I noticed another pink lever that was never mentioned in any of my google attempts. This other pink lever fits in a notch within the gear shift assembly and should be released as soon as you push the gear shift to the right on it's way down to the reverse position but only if the key is turn to the 'On' position. This lever is spring loaded. In my case, the little tiny plastic clip on the inside of the gear shift housing that holds a 10 cent spring (I'm guessing its 10 cents) was broken. That's it.

So my choices were to either by a new gear shift housing assembly for $300+ or use a dremmel tool to saw off the portion of the this pink lever that fits inside the aforementioned notch. I'm broke so I chose the later. 3 hours later, my 2006 Pacifica was mobile again. So what's the down side of sawing that piece off? Now it's possible to pull the key out of the ignition while the car is still running. If you can deal with that, you can save a lot of money. However, I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF HARM COMES TO YOU OR YOUR CAR BY PERFORMING THE SAME FIX AS I DID! But now you know.

Posted on Jun 03, 2011

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There is a possibility there is a problem with the release bearing and also check the level of the oil transmission and the gear oil.

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Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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Start it up, step on the brake, and turn the steering wheel hard to the left or to the right to release the shifter.

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it sounds like your gearshift cable is broken..if you can jack up vehicle and support it safely,get someone to move shifter and look on driver's side of transmission and see if linkage is moving on trans..linkage is up near top of trans..i have seen this problem before

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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carbon buildup in the throtle body is most likely the problem you need to remove the air cleaner and buy some card cleaner. there ia a butterfly valve in the throat of the assembly that will have a carbon ring built up around it use the carb cleaner and a tooth brush to remove it this happened to my pacifica I could not believe it was something so simple I went through lubricating all the cables before I found the real problem

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

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2012 Chrysler Town and Country wont shift out of park


Probably a problem with the shifter interlock system . Won't allow the gear selector to move from park with the engine running unless the driver is pushing on the brake pedal . Locking solenoid in the shifter , brake pedal switch , wiring etc... may even have a body control module in the loop controlling these system . Do the brake light's work ? Some of these system's have a release point in the shifter assembly . Don't know if this is your problem without checking it out .
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My 07 Pacifica will start but won't move out of park. Just clicks. Was told it may be the neutral safety switch?


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When I turn the ignition switch to start the vehicle I often cannot shift the stick shift out of Park. If I immediately try to switch gears after starting the engine it usually works but if I leave it more...


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The shift interlock system prevents a shift out of PARK unless the brake pedal is depressed. The shift interlock system has a shift lock actuator mounted on the floor shifter assembly. If the ignition switch is in the RUN position, the shift actuator will allow the shifter to be moved out of PARK only when the brake pedal is pressed.
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Automatics have a gear shift safety solenoid that locks the gearshift/transmission in park unless the brake pedal is depressed. This is to prevent people from dropping into a gear from park and rolling into traffic or backing up over someone unexpectedly. When you press the brake pedal you should be able to hear a clicking sound coming from under the gear shift lever. If you dont hear the sound then the solenoid may need to be replaced. The other possibility is needing to replace the brake pedal position switch (usually attached to the pedal assembly or behind the brake pedal assembly) which tells the shifter solenoid to activate when the pedal is depressed.

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The issue may not be the shifter assembly itself. This is really one of those issues to have a shop take a look at it as there could be something else in the safety features of the vehicle causing it to not come out of park (for example, on my old 1997 F-150, the brake switch wire severed and caused the truck to become stuck in park. Why does that matter? Because, if the truck, as a safety feature, does not know the brake pedal is pressed, it doesn't let the vehicle come out of park).
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This happened to my mother in loves car last night. There is a second lever under the shift cover that has a spring to allow it to go back. This was broke. Must be a common problem because dealership has a kit for $7.95. Comes with instructions. Pretty easy fix. You will need a Phillips head screwdriver, small flathead to release some clips, and a #10 socket. You have to remove the shifter, but don't let that scare you, only 4 bolts. Took me about an hour to take out the center console and shifter and reassemble, but I found over $1 in change! Mopar part on part bag was 1-68088259AB. Called Shifter Interlock Lever Replacement. Instruction sheet also says this applies to the 2005-2007 300, charger, and Magnum so they must all have the problem. Good Luck!

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