stuck in park

Old 09-08-07, 06:12 PM
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stuck in park

my 01 cavaler it wont come out of park what could it be?
Old 09-08-07, 07:18 PM
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Is it parked on a incline? If so, get a friend and start pushing on the rear or front end while trying to get vehicle out of park.

A car being on a incline causes alot of pressure to be on the small parking pin/latch.

If that isn't the case, it maybe your brake switch. When you apply your brakes, it should disengage a safety lock on the shifter. Depress the brake slowly, you should be able to hear the "click".
Old 09-09-07, 05:50 AM
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Also,if your front wheels are were turned hard right,or left when you
placed the shift lever in the park position. Start car,and turn wheels left/right till straight then try to move lever out of park.
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Only problem is that most steering wheels will not turn when vehicle is in park. That said, you can move the steering wheel a little, and that may release the pressure and allow shifting out of park.

If this Caviler has a console shifter, look for an emergency release button. It should be near the shift lever and may be covered by a pop off tab.

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