The vehicle was not repaired. Right now I have it in netural with the parking brake on. It does not do it everytime you drive though. I read that on another car forum page. If your car is parked on an incline and you failed to set your emergency brake before moving the shifter into park, the parking pawl inside the transmission may have become lodged in the engaged position. I had this problem with my 2005 auto convertible.
I know little about cars and don't even know what to really look for when I search auto parts stores. I had to have it towed to the mechanic twice in order for the vehicle to become operable again. Check the brake lights for proper operation. Anyone know how to replace it? If it does, either the solenoid is bad, or it is sticky from your beverage of choice. The button on the shifter can't be pressed down. Does the solenoid just wear out? Use these same procedures to move the shifter out of Park if your car's battery is dead.
I left the car, they dropped me off at home, I came back the next day after they changed the brake switch, and guess what, I was right. We were in Colorado Springs, Co on Feb. The dealer and manufacturer were contacted. Nothing is more frustrating that getting into your car and the gear shifter lever being locked in Park. By law, all 2010 and newer vehicles are equipped with brake-shift interlock.
Then shift to whatever gear you wish. It is only held on by clips. Don't use any petro based lubes, because they gum up and get thick at cold temps too. Shift to Neutral and start the engine. Then press the brake pedal, the selenoid will click and the hook will disengage. What kinds of repairs does a transmission need? The current mileage was 124,906 and the approximate failure mileage was 100,010.
This needs to be looked into you pay good money for a vehicle you expect it to perform as it's suppose to. You pop off the tiny key cover there, and then you can use a small screwdriver or the special release key that came with the car to push down in that spot, enabling you to freely move the shifter. There is a wire or two that breaks on the shifter. Replacing a speed sensor is easy. I have seen this questioned asked several times in several places, so I am assuming this is a problem in the 1998 Malibu.
But if it was working right up till now and suddenly this shifting problem occurred then its shifter assembly alignment issue. The failure and current mileage was 100,000. Then the entire console will come up to access the connector. No more Chevy's for me. I have seen this questioned asked several times in several places, so I am assuming this is a problem in the 1998 Malibu.
There is a bulletin to repair your condition. Pushing just a little harder on the brake pedal may allow the shifter to be moved out of park. It is that small movement that will allow the key to rotate. Many have spent much money on fixes that don't usually solve the problem. The contact stated that her vehicle's gear shift was stuck in park and would not allow the driver to move the vehicle at all. Not even sure it was for the C6 model, but do remember something about this issue. I have sprayed a little graphite on the assembly.
Reinstall the right side front floor console side trim panel. Maybe some of the linked discussions will give your dealer some starting points. See the pic below for help. Shift Interlock Solenoid Replacement Cost. What is a fair price to pay for various transmission repairs? Your problem is in the key switch engagement selonoid.
I think it may have a 396, hi ride intake, demon carb? We were in Colorado Springs, Co on Feb. With any of these results, you will want to be sure to have a certified mechanic and have it repaired correctly as soon as possible. To disengage the parking pawl so that the shifter will be free to move out of Park, the weight of the vehicle must be taken off the parking pawl mechanism. For most vehicles, the speed sensor is plugged into the transmission or transaxle. You have to take out the two screws behind the fuse panel covers on the passenger and drivers side 2.
Recognizing that you might one day find yourself in such a predicament, most vehicle manufacturers incorporated a quick and easy method for manually releasing a shifter that is stuck in Park. In these instances, cleaning the solenoid and locking mechanism with Q-tips and alcohol may resolve the problem. When the speed sensor fails the speedometer stops working and shifts may become erratic. The shop replaced some wiring and mechanics inside the shift area. This time, be certain to press down firmly on the locking mechanism and the brake pedal simultaneously as you attempt to move the shift lever.