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Problems shifting out of park

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Old 08-24-2008, 09:48 PM
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Recently when the car is parked on an incline I have to get out and rock the car so my wife can shift out of park. Any clues as to what's going on?

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Old 08-24-2008, 10:12 PM
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Check the shifter cable under the hood I have had to replace a few of them lately because the outside sheilding is falling apart. Then the cable will have to much play and not come out of park.
 
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:47 AM
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Hey tech,

Can you describe were that cable is under the hood? I may have a the same problem. When I park my car on my driveway (slight incline). I have to apply allot of force to get it to come out of park.

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Old 08-25-2008, 09:35 AM
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I have this problem on rare occasion as well. Mine usually will happen when I'm first starting the car for the day. I have also resorted to rocking the car haha.
 
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:12 PM
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The cable attaches to the transmission like next to the air filter box. It is a black cable and slides into a bracket then attaches to an arm on the transmission.
 
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:00 AM
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Thanks tech. I'll have a look see in the AM. I tried that trick you mentioned earlier. Worked great! Thanks again. [8D]
 
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:49 PM
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if you are a real cheapskate like me I wrapped mine in many layers of electrical tape stretching it really tightly as you work your way up and down the cables exterior, worked for me!
 
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