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The gearshift lever release button in my Jeep Cherokee won't disengage. The gearshift moves through the gears but the button remains stuck in and the key won't come out of ignition?

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June 09, 2008 9:48PM

I had this same problem occur about three years ago in my 1998

Jeep Cherokee when I went to lunch from work. Since I was away from

home, I didn't have tools to try to examine or fix the problem

myself. Since I couldn't shut off the engine or remove the key, I

drove straight to a Jeep dealer. As I recall, it was the gearshift

interlock cable that had worn out. Also, the ignition key mechanism

was dry and they apparently used WD-40 to free up the frozen

workings. I know they used this in the key opening because I could

smell the WD-40 there when I picked up the vehicle that evening

after they fixed it. I wish I could be more helpful. Good luck.


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