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1996 Dodge Dakota Auto Trans, V6Magnum with 79,000 original miles. With engine running the gear selector was moved into Park after stopping, when vehicle moved involuntarily backwards out of parking space. This occured three times in a row. Had to set Emergency Brake to stop this movement. Returning to truck 5 minutes later, the engine wouldn't start. However, an alarm sounded whilw attempting to start engine. Alarm sounding was stimilar to that of seatbelt alarm. Discovered however, it would start in Neutral". Also, there's no resistance between each gear selector position; it 'slips' too easily thru all gears. You can normally feel it strong resistance at each gear position. This truck is equipped with brake-transmissioin interlock requiring the brake pedal to be pressed in order to move thru the gears. It seems to be working normally.

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when they replaced the tie rod or when the tie rod broke, it might of damaged the rubber line on the brakes. It wont leak, but inside of that rubber line it may of collapsd causing the brake fluid to apply the brakes but wont release the fluid back to the resivor.

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10591.jpg In the event of an electrical failure, the vehicle can be shifted out of PARK by using the following procedure.
1. Turn the key to the ACC or ON position. 2. Remove the liner to the cubby bin to the right side of the shifter. 3. Depress the BTSI override (2) on the side of the shifter assembly (1). 4. While the override is depressed, move the shifter out of the PARK position. 5. Return the cubby bin liner to its original location.

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you need to readjust your cable.

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Just a thought- remove the oil filler cap when the whine is present - (this checks if PCV valve is faulty, causing high crankcase vacuum, which in turn causes a whistling/whine noise as air leaks past engine oil seals). Worth a check.

Try listening with a short piece of hose pipe to locate immediate area/source of noise.

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