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Old 17th October 2004
JLtarra JLtarra is offline
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Default Transmision stuck in Park!!

Hi There All,

i Have a 1999 95 Model 2.3l.
Just recently its been difficult to get the shifter out of "Park".
i relise there must be some sort of soleniod that releases the shifter lever when you press the brake and its probably this that is failing to work.
just wondering where this would be located and if its easy to replace/repair??/

Thank You
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Old 17th October 2004
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I would have thought this was most likely linked to the ignition key barrel rather than the brakes. Does the ignition key turns freely, perhaps a little penetrating oil in the barrel might help?
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Old 17th October 2004
moronputz moronputz is offline
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At the front of the console there is a small rectangular hole maybe 1/4" long and only about 3/32" wide (from memory).

Inside this hole is a release trigger for the park lock.

If you get stuck, simply push on it with a key or screwdriver and it should free things up.

To fix your problem and free up the lock I'd be inclined to remove the trim surrounding the gear lever and make sure there was nothing locking things there.

Otherwise, since the gear selection is by cable, it may be that the cable has stretched a little, needs adjustment, or that something in the engine bay may be pushing on the cable.

Just a couple of things to look at.

Cheers and good luck
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