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Wife spilled water in gear shifter. Now will not get out of park on 98 avalon. Fuses good, what else could be the problem?

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Yes go to the parts store and look in the HELP section, all of there stuff is in red pacjkaging, the package will tell you what it is, just look for the linkage retainer clip.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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There was a recall released for this problem a couple of years ago. Check with your dealer

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Gear shifter will not go into park

There is a plastic actuator stick under the shift knob. Remove the "horse shoe" clip from the shift knob and remove knob by pulling strait up. You can twist it right and left a very small amount to loosen the knob, but not much.
Once you have the shift knob removed you will see the plastic actuator stick. Push down on the stick and put shift lever in park. If that works, the shift knob or stick is worn out.
Let me know.
Regard,

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: fuses

Check all fuses under the dash and hood with a 12 volts test light. If all okay, carefully remove sunroof switch and check for 12 volts. Check switch for continuity.

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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If the transmission is shifting and working properly it's not likely to be a bigger problem. However there is a strong chance that something is bent and if it is in the steering column (or console) there is a good chance that some of the linkage is white metal or pot metal and that could break at some point in the future. I would suggest at least a call to the dealer service department and tell them your story, see what they say. At least they should probably take a peek at your linkage, and take it from there. It easily could be something you could live with safely.

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With the ignition key off, try using compressed air to blow out any possible water or moisture around the shifer button and at the base of the shifter itself. Since the overdrive button has electrical connections inside the shifter, the water has probably caused a short. (I repeat...water and electrical connections don't mix well) If this doesn't cure the problem, you may need to disassemble the shifter mechanism and check for water or moisture. The electrical connections or wiring may be wet inside the shifter, which is likely causing the problem. Blow the areas out with compressed air and make sure everything is clean and dry. Then reassemble the shifter mechanism and reheck to see if this cures the problem.

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