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Gear shift is between the seats, coffee was spilled, went down into the mechanizem that tell the car it is in park and to release the key. The sensor is stuck like it is in gear so it will not release the key. What is this part called?

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Its the Transmission Range Sensor - its a switch that tells 3 different systems in the car which gear has been sleected by the driver.
I found it at:
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?pageId=0996b43f802e6c9e
but Autozone will expect your to register (free) to access their repair guide database.

www.autozone.com doesn't sell it.
can't find it at www.advanceautoparts.com either.

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

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