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My 2006 malibu sometimes gets stuck in park. the dealer said the shifter was bent and replaced it but the problem is still there

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Does the brake lights come on when you step on the brake padle? if yes then its the shifter itself and if no then its the brake light switch.

Posted on May 22, 2011

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