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Shifting problem My 2003 Pilot has a hard time shifting when first started - sometimes. Last week I left work and fired up the engine, only to find I couldn't shift out of park. After about an hour of frustration and much hair-pulling, I had to walk home. Next day I hawked a ride to work, and tried starting my car again. It fired up right away, and shifted fine. Anybody have any ideas??

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  • mcgroreyc Aug 22, 2008

    I also have a 2003 Pilot, and am starting to get the same shifting problem. Was no big deal at first, because if I just waited a few seconds, I could shift out of park. I've been stuck 3 times today - waited, turned car off and on, etc. and about to give up when it finally shifted out of park. Any solutions - I know this is going to get worse.

  • fnatiq Sep 09, 2008

    We would move the wheel back and forth and eventually the gear shift will show park and then allow you to drop to drive.




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One solution could be the break/safety solenoid. Make sure that the break/safety solenoid is clicking. If it isn't clicking, the AT gear shift is not going to move. If the break/safety solenoid isn't working you can get around it by releasing the AT gear shift with a key on top of base of the steering wheel, but (WARNING) you will have no break lights. I repeat NO BREAK LIGHTS.

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That means you should get a stick lubricant it would shift fine.

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