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2003 gmc envoy: shifter will not click into park, key stuck in ignition and won't go into off position to take out. How to fix?

Gear shift will go into park, but will not click into place. There fore the key will not go into off position to be able to remove key from ignition

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Sounds like the shift cable needs adjusting on the transmission. It will be on the driver's side, heavy black cable sheath with an adjuster. Adjust it a few turn in one direction then check to see if it gets better or worse. Fine tune as needed

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