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98 corolla will not start in park and rolls as if in reverse when in park. parking brake works and I am not parked on a hill. car will start in neutral.

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SOURCE: 2006 Altima won't shift into reverse or park

Is there any warning lights or malfunction besides this?? There are three main parts that may cause this: Park/Neutral safety switch(located on the transmission), Brake pedal switch(located at the brake pedal), Shift lock solenoid(located below the shifter). P/N safety switch prevents the shifter from shifting out of (P) or shifting into (R/P) while vehicle is in motion. Brake pedal switch sends a signal to release the shifter lock to shift out of park. Shift lock, locks the shifter as describe above and is located at the shifter base. I recommend inspection/replacement of the shift lock solenoid and P/N safety switch as its an intermitted problem. Hopefully this helps

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 toyota corolla parking lights stay on

Most likely a bad headlamp switch, UNLESS you have a remote starter hooked up. Corollas with a body computer really do not like remote starters, they cause really bizaare things to happen.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: 2001 corolla parking brake light on . Rear brakes making a rubbing noise

I would think that your parking brake cables and/or the park brake pivots may be seized. It appears that your rear brakes are being kept on by one or both of the abovementioned problems.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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SOURCE: 1997 ford explorer rolls/creeps forward while in park

linkage is off, not starting in park, neutral safety switch maybe bad

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Won't shift out of park

Look to see if the brake lights work. If they do not come on when the brke pedal is depressed, the fuse may be blown. The brake electrical circuit also controls the shift interlock. You can take the vehicle out of park manually by removing the small square trim tab by the shifter, and pressing the button under it.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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Starter sounds weak and sputter-y when trying to start car on a slight hill. but not when it's parked flat.

Set the parking brake first, then put it in park, when you kill it. That way the parking brake is holding it, not the tranny. See if it makes any difference? Also, check proper voltage and ground for the starter motor.

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Shifter well not come out of park when foot on bark.

There's an "interlock" that prevents you from moving the shifter out of park when you don't have your foot on the brake. If the brake light switch isn't working, then you won't be able to pull the shifter out of park. Also, if you park on a hill, and let the car roll while it's in park, it can be very hard to pull it out of park. Set the parking brake before letting off the brake when putting into park.

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1999 Toyota sienna won't go into park the light does not show around the p so it is not registering that it's in park

is it a light only issue or park actually fails (car cant roll)
are you on flat ground, ? no hills?
or where?
there should never be park inhibit ever, (reverse of that is a feature)
only wheel against a curb or on a huge rock can stop park.
so move car 1inch and try again.
and never set the park first, always last after hand brake.
and 10x more important on hills and curbs.
the park has a huge notch that a pawl must fit , so if the tires are blocked, the pawl cant land on a notch.
need a video of the pawl i have it, makes undestanding park in 1 second flat.

Feb 11, 2014 | Toyota Sienna Cars & Trucks

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Below freezing stuck parking break

Automatic or manual transmission,if manual,use reverse as your e-brake,when parking leave in reverse,won't roll,not even on a hill.I use mine this way,keeps my e-brake from wearing out.

Jan 04, 2013 | 2007 Honda Accord Sedan

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03 cts i put it in park on a hill and let go of the brake then it started to click and slowly roll back

Your trying to ruin the transaxle.

Read your owners manual,no vehicle is designed to hold on a hill,with just the trans parking pawl

You never had it in park ,in the first place,what you heard was the parking pawl, trying to engage the teeth on the parking gear

Your suppost to put the trans in park,apply the parking brake,then let off the foot brake,on all vehicles.

Nov 10, 2010 | 2003 Cadillac CTS

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When i take it from park into reverse it pops really loud

Do you park on a hill, and not use the parking brake?? When folks don't use the parking brake, the car rolls a bit after you put it in park, and take your foot off the brake. Therefore putting pressure on the transmission to keep the car in place. Then when you start up, and throw it in reverse, it will pop, clunk, make an awful sound.

Apr 02, 2010 | 2003 Pontiac Aztek

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It's very hard to shift(lever?) my 96 prizm out of park.

the lever is hard to move foot on brake, right>?
on hill?
there are 2 things that prevent the lever from moving out of park
1: park lockout feature
2: parking pawl in trans jammed by persons parking on a hill incorrectly, (not setting hand brake first) this jams the internal Pawl, lock.
if the bypass lever below works, then its not the transmission locking. its the feature 1 doing that.

are you parked on hill ? or on the flat
are your tires/wheels jammed against a curb?
if on the flat and tires not against some object.
then the car is free to roll, and that means the parking pawl
is not jammed, (normal not parked correctly , hand brake first on, last off) per opr. manual.

called park lock out.
this is a feature that prevents car moving , starting the engine up.
the first thing that must work are rear brake lights.
you step on the brake, the lamps glow and the park solenoid unlocks freeing up the shift lever.
the corolla is its, in geo snake skins.

here is the circuit, after fixya badly shrinks it.
login to Mitchells see it your self.

did you scan the PCM first to see if the shift'er inputs are not showing DTC errors. ?
the logic has 3 input , progressives.
brake on, and the 2 shift'er switches most read correctly before
the shift solenoid , unlocks, left red arrow below.
X is the ECU. the ECU is the Logic, rule maker here.
if on flat ground we can find true cause
if you HAVE A voltmeter,
or replace the brake fuse. if blown.
the brake lamps on rear of car must not fail.
bad fuse brakes its its cracked, or loose. or rusty
bad brake switch. same deal park locking device
will not disable any time brake lamps fail.
i have the drawing if you need it.
a 96 Toy corolla is same car. same wiring
ask... have it all.


Jul 23, 2009 | 1996 Geo Prizm

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Rolls excessively forward when downhill and put in reverse

No, it is not normal. Most people use only one foot when driving, no matter the conditions. However, in this situation I think you may be able to recover this issue by keeping your left foot on the brake, put the car in gear, LIGHTLY apply the gas then slowly remove your foot from the brake. However, I would strongly recommend that you take your vehicle to a shop that can service your transmission and see what they say. It could be just a simple adjustment.

Nov 09, 2017 | 2008 Subaru B9 Tribeca

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