answersLogoWhite

0

  • Auto Parts and Repairs
  • Fuel and Engines
  • Chevy Impala
  • Tractors and Farm Equipment

Start engine but shift lever would not move?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2008-12-28 21:44:34

Many vehicles have a lock that prevents the transmission from being shifted into gear accidentally. If the transmission won't shift when you press on the brake, it's probably either the switch on the brake pedal, or the solenoid that releases the shifter. My 2004 Honda Odessey did the same thing. I figured it out when I noticed that the horn was also out, and the brake lights wouldn't work. There is a 20Amp "Stop" fuse located in the main under-hood fuse box on the left side of the engine compartment. If that fuse blows, it takes power from the horn and the brake switch on the brake pedal. Without that brake switch, the shift lock solenoid also looses power and you can't shift out of Park. If you can't replace the fuse, you can manually release the shift lever lock by prying off that little rectangular cover on the top of the steering wheel shaft housing. Once the little cover is off, you can insert a key or small screwdriver into the slot and press down to release the shift lever. The owners manual describes how to do this. Just check the index under "Shift lever locked". The manual says to turn the car off, and then use a key to release the shift lever. Once the lever is out of the "Park" position, move the lever down to "Neutral" and start the car. If you can't replace that Stop fuse you will have to do this every time you put the shifter back in Park. Hpwever, you should not drive the car because you will have no break lights!!!

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Still have questions?

Related Questions

How would you go about fixing a gear shift lever on a 2001 Buell blast after you put it in 1st gear it fell down like a spring broke off in the primary maybe any help would be appreciated?

I have had the same problem with my 2002 Buell Blast, where when you shift to first, or down shift at all, the shift lever comes loose and just hangs. What I did to fix this, is loosen the hex-nut and bolt that go through the shift lever, and remove the shift lever itself. What is probably happening is oil is seeping in between the shift lever openining and the primary. Clean the openinig on the shift lever, and the spool it attaches to. If the hex-bolt is in poor condition, pick up a new one, or if it's in alright condition (not stripped) clean it. Simply set the shift lever where you want it, and retighten the hex-bolt. Tighten it a fair bit, using a lever to get extra leverage on it. Buells are notorious for leaking oil, so start with that. Worked for me...


What class lever would an engine hoist be?

no


Why does the shift lever move freely but the transmission does not shift into any gears?

The year, make and model info would help.


Does the lever stay on 2hi or is it supposed to be lower than that?

The year, make and model vehicle would help otherwise, the lever should stay where ever you shift it to.


Why will my shift lever move but the transmission wont go in gear if you shift it real hard it might go in gear?

The year, make and model vehicle would help but in some vehicles the shift cable runs under the drivers side carpet and gets damaged from constant moisture resulting in a sticky, binding shift lever.


95 Blazer will not start Worked once by moving shifter around .?

Sounds to me like the neutral safety switch may be the culptrip. Not exactly sure where it is. Is this a floor shift or column shift? Will the engine try to start? in other words, does the starter engage? If not, then I would suspect the neutral safety switch. If the starter engages, but the engine won't start, then probably another issue.


Why would a gear shift lever on an automatic 1996 Lumina be very sluggish and hard to move?

bad cable


How do you bypass a starter to start a car?

You typically can't bypass the starter - that is, after all, what actually turns the engine over to start the vehicle. If you have a manual shift vehicle, it is possible to roll start the vehicle. The key needs to be in the on position. You would roll the vehicle while it's in neutral, jump in, and shift it into gear.


Why would a 1998 Mercury Tracer LS NOT be able to shift out of park?

Check the stop lights - shift interlock is usually the same circuit - check fuse Move the ignition switch to 1st position (unlock) with engine off - then shift to neutral to start vehicle and then you will be able to shift to "D or R"


How do you put your 1989 Honda TRX350D into reverse?

on the 1987 model which I believe is the same operation, you would push the button next to the parking brake lever on the left lever down when lever is fully released. then while squeezing the lever, shift 1 position down from nuetral.


Why would you be able to shift your 91 Ford Bronco between neutral and reverse but not into park?

A lot of vehicles require that the brake pedal be pressed. Another one if shift lever is on column is that you have to pull up on lever; if on the floor should be a push button or a pull lever or just the requirement to press on brake pedal. Otherwise a problem with the linkage.


What would cause the button on the shift lever of a 97 LR to stick in and what does it take to repair this problem?

try a little wd 40


Why does my 2000 Impala 3.4 liter engine shift fine when cold but once warmed up seems to start in 2nd gear from stand still?

I can't tell why but "I" would start by changing the Transaxle fluid & filter and then see what happens.....


Which is first gear of a 1952 Chevy?

From the neutral position, pull the shift lever toward you then down, this would be frist greer, aka first gear.


What could be wrong if a 1994 ford explorer xlt dies at random times and i have to put it in neutral to restart it again?

This could be caused by a multitide of problems, but I would check for a bad or loose ground strap on the engine first. It is normal to have to shift to park or neutral to start your engine. If it is only neutral and not park, I would start troubleshooting the safety switch.


Engine will start on run cycle but not in start position?

The year, make, model and engine info would help.


How do you put a push button start car in neutral without starting the engine?

I can't say all cars have this, but a lot have a release at the gear shift on a floor shift. There may be a small cap over a pin you push in, some have a button on the top of the console. I would think having the key on or in the run position so that the radio worked and stepping on the brake would allow you to shift.


How can you put an automatic Chrysler PT Cruiser in neutral without the key?

You would need to take the shift cable off at the transmission and move the lever manually.


95 subaru legacy engine won't start turns over but does not start what are the componates that would prevent engine start?

That engine needs fuel, compression and spark to start and run. You are missing one of those.


Will your car start if the engine has seized?

NO it should not start but if does I would call it a miracle.


What would cause a car to start then dies?

engine


How do i find out if my 1988 e350 ford club wagon super is 4 wheel drive or not?

Many ways but the most obvious would be a 4WD shift lever inside the truck. If there is a level to shift it into 4wd then it is 4wd. No lever and it is 2wd. You can also just look under the front of the van. If you see a differential like the one in the rear it is 4wd. No differential and it is 2wd.


You put 2001 Mazda 626 in reverse then you shift it into drive but the car still went in reverse until you turned off the engine and it would not start again The gear shift is very loose what is wrong?

the linkage between the trans and shifter is what i would check first. also, there is a switch that prevents the car from starting unless its in N or P


Why would your vehicle come out of overdrive - 1995 Ford Explorer?

There is a push button on the end of your automatic shift lever. Pushing it in causes the Overdrive to turn on and off.


Why would a 2 cycle engine not start?

== == Basically, the problem is often that, the choke being left "on" continually prevents the engine from starting because there is too much gas for the air being provided. (The choke control reduces the air being provided to burn with gas). On warm days, a two-cycle engine does not need to be choked very much. The cooler it is, the longer you need to leave the choke on. You need to prime the engine by pushing in on the plastic dome that you can see gas in. That sends gasoline into the fuel line. Five pumps or so is all you need. Be sure that the cut-off switch is turned to "run". Put the choke lever into "choke on" position. Pull the start cord twice. That normally provides a good gas/air mixture to the cylinder. If the engine starts, put the choke lever back into the "choke off" position after a few seconds, and let the engine warm up. If it starts to sputter, put the choke back on for a few seconds more. If it doesn't start, put the choke lever back in the "choke off" position. (Yes, even if the engine does not start). Continue to pull the starter cord several more times. then put the choke lever back to "choke on" if it still won't start and start the cycle again.