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2008 avenger shifting gears inside car are stuck. press brake it wont release

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  • carlosvegaus Oct 10, 2008

    los cambios en la caja son muy bruscos y se notan mas cuando pisas el freno

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    the gear is stuck on park.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    I had the same problem. I tried to back out of my driveway and the shifter wouldn't budge. Had it towed to Daytona Dodge. They said that they would have to replace the shifter column and that it had somehow broken. ???? Weird.

  • Avenger08 May 18, 2009

    I have a 2008 Avenger and the shift gear is stuck in park, tried pumping the brakes several time, moving the steering wheel, making sure the emergency brake was all the way down but all has failed. I wonder if this is covered in the waranty.

  • MeL heeds Mar 31, 2013

    Mine was stuck in reverse but brake peddle released it but I have like a plane sound aswell garage at a quick look said I need new gear box but getting second option just to double check hope u get sorted

  • Desert Bob Aug 04, 2013

    The park position interlock pin is probably broken from someone jamming the shift lever while locked. Chrysler has a recall on this. In the meantime, remove the shifter cover, and you'll see the plastic pin that is most likely broken, and you can manually move it to get it out of park. Then, take to Chrysler for a free repair.

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Sounds like the brake shift interlock solenoid

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SOURCE: 2008 Dodge Avenger Gear Shift stuck in Park

sounds like the lock for it broke either from the button on the shifter or from the pedal its only plastic i would take the shifter cover off and try it then and look at all the peices too see what is not working

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SOURCE: i have bought gear shift for 2008 avenger can you

Where did you get the new spring from?

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