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At times the gear shift is hard to get out of park... If I give the car alittle gas it seems to help. Just had front brakes done. do not know if this is related??Never had any transmission issues..

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  • dgeldon1 Apr 07, 2011

    Where is the shift interlock located or the solenoid?

  • dgeldon1 Apr 07, 2011

    Were is the Shift interlock located?

  • dgeldon1 Apr 10, 2011

    Thanks alot!!

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There is a safety system on the gear shift. you cannot move out of park unless the brakes are pressed. the safety system works off the brake light switch. this is almost certainly related to the brakes being done.
i would be temoted to take it back to the garage that did the brakes as it sounds like the switch should have been adjusted at the same time.

giving the car a little gas may actually help if the switch is only a little out of adjustment as the extra vacuum generated by the higher engine speed may give a little more effect on the servo, giving that tiny extra "push" on the brake switch.

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Welcome to Fixya

Two things could be the cause of this problem, The shift inter lock is out of adjustment or the solenoid is not fully retracting. Secondly, the Shifter cable that runs under the car to the transmission ned to be replaced.
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