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I have trouble getting out of park when I start my car.

Im having trouble shifting out of park when I first start my car, but after it heats up it shifts ok. Even on hot days

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  • bbandmk Jul 16, 2008

    Fluid level was OK, still need help.

  • bbandmk Jul 18, 2008

    Still not fixed, still sticking in park, Im going to check the linkage under the car and let you know if I fix it.

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    same problem, but the D4 light stays lit. The car will not down shift
    from a dead start, must manually drop to D2, and up shift as you go.
    And it also stays locked in park at first, must either insert key or I have the counsel removed, manually unlock the override switch.

  • abaddgirl Jul 31, 2008

    I have a 2005 Honda Accord EX that gets locked into park also have to use the key to get it out of park everytime. no problems putting it into park just getting it out. I replaced the solenoid and the brake switch had the transmission checked what next??? I have 65,000 miles on it. could i have a problem with the linkage? HELP!

  • reimannkimbe Nov 03, 2008

    I have trouble getting out of part when I start my car, and I understand that under normal circumstances you just push the brake in and then you can shift the car into gear, however my car is getting progressively worse and I end up pumping the brakes and playing with the shift linkage for several minutes now.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    98 firebird when cold sticks in park i have to pump brake pedle to get out of park.trans shifts like new no sliping just sticks in park after siting all night.on realy cold nights and on hot nights any one know what this is ?

  • Huff2009 May 02, 2009

    I am having the same problem with my '92 Topaz. My shift knob popped off when I pressed on the side release button so I thought if I replace the knob that would be the fix. So I had to buy a universal one and it worked for about 24hrs and then its started happening again. Not allowing me to gear out of park. I would push and push on the release button and then finally with all my strength I was able to get it out of park. I thought I would try to adjust the position of the new shifter knob but still no luck. What can this be? Why is this happening? I noticed when I took the knob off there was a white plastic cord of some kind inside the metal shaft which I think needs to be pushed down to change gears...? I was told by someone that I should be able to push this down with my thumb... Is that true? Because there is no way that it will go down I tried and tried with my hand. Please can anybody help?



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Yeah this same thing is happening to me right now since i took care of a spark plug problem on my honda accord. my heater also stopped working because of it. Right now all im doing is using an extra key i got made to release the gear shift from park to drive or reverse when i need to go sucks

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From listening your problem it seems your transmission might have a temperature control sensor that keeps track of the temperature of the fluid for the computer to adjust driving performance. check further to see if its a temperature control sensor thats a local trrans shop to solict information about the possible problem with that particular honda year.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008


Check the shift solenoid

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

Same prob I have used an extra key and pushed it in shift lock release Goodluck!

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Check ur transmission fluid first and if that doesent do it no clue

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  • brad_pro Jul 16, 2008

    well it might be a linkage that is maybe getting old and warn out. you might try getting up underneath it and looking around and see what you find. if you can find the lingage between the shifter and transmission then check to see if it is unresonably tight that could be your problem but if you dont know how to do that or where to begin then go talk to a certified honda mechanic or refer to a repair manual. good luck i hope you find it but if none of that works then i would say that if you can let it warm up then do that dont force it if you dont have to


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