A likely cause is the brake pedal switch. It is on the brake pedal shaft. The switch must close when you step on the brake to shift the transmission from Park to other gears. The switch itself can be bad and must be replaced or one or more wires to the switch may be broken. My 1997 Ford Thunderbird would not shift out of Park until I found a broken wire and reconnected it. The entire switch can be removed to remove small broken wires from the switch that cannot be reconnected. Longer wires can then be inserted into the switch in order to splice the switch wires to the car wires. The correct size Crimp connectors and a Crimping tool would be good for a wire splice. Wrap the splice with rubber tape, not vinyl plastic tape. DISCONNECT THE NEGATICE GROUND CABLE TO THE BATTERY BEFORE DOING THE WORK. RECONNECT AFTER THE SPLICE IS COMPLETE.
Close ratios in transmission.
CHECK ALL FUSES FIRST. YOU CAN PUT THE CAR IN NUETRAL AND START IT THEN GO FROM THERE,,
The transmission is equipped with a relay switch that senses when the brake is applied. If the sensor is bad the transmission will not shift out of park.
It locks all the doors when you shift the transmission into gear and release the brake pedal
I had a problem with the shift lock and the problem ended up being the brake solenoid. This is a brake switch that in forms the transmission that you have your foot on the brake. If you don't heat a click when you push on the brake, I would have that checked.
Sometimes when used to driving manual transmissions, we forget to press the brake pedal to release the safety so we can shift the automatic into gear. It will not shift out of park unless you do this.
It is most likely your pressure sensor selenoid. take it to your local transmission shop.
Might be a problem with the brake/transmission interlock switch
I had a problem shifting my suburban out of park. It ended up being the brake switch, it tells the transmission that you are pushing down the brake.
Parking brake not released, bad torque converter, bad transmission shift solenoid or bad transmission in general, broken shift cable not engaging the transmission.
Use the lever on top of the assembly to release it or shift your transmission in gear. otherwise the problem lies elsewhere as, frozen breaks. !
There is what is called a brake sensor. This sensor has to engage to sent a signal to the transmission to release the pawl so that you can shift it. Replace the brake pedal sensor. It is usually on the top of the pedal arm upward under the dash. This will also cause the brake lights not to work. Good luck.
Check brake lights--if they do not work shift interlock will not release
disconnect the trans cable at trans connection with someone on brake or apply the parking brake
Answeryou must step on the brake pedaland if that fails.there is an emerg. release on the left side of shift console.lift lid. slide bar, shift.
the brake interlock press on the brake to release it
Try your brake lights. There is a sensor under the brake pedal that will go off if you don't have any. This should be an easy fix.
Check fuses, If brake lights do not work, transmission will not shift out of park. Brake light circuit is common to shift interlock. That's why you must step on brake to release interlock prior to shifting out of "Park" If stop lights are not working interlock will not release.
If pressing the brake pedal does not allow a 2002 VW Beetle to shift there a problem with the brake switch. The switch acts as a safety when shifting a vehicle and if it malfunctions the transmission will not be able to shift out of park.
As a safety design, you do need to step on the brake pedal to shift out of park. If you are doing this and still can't shift, there may be something wrong in the transmission.
The shift mechanism is only allowed to move from park if and when the brake pedal is pressed. Possible causes are, faulty brake pedal switch, shift interlock solenoid, wiring, or broken shift button. Possible shift linkage or transmission problem. Find the procedure for "bypassing or overriding the shift interlock" for further diagnosis.
brake light switch above the brake pedal
Yes there is. It is called a brake pedal interlock and the part number is 2609-4827
yes as long as you leave your transmission out of gear and your parking brake on
If the vehicle is parked on a hill and the weight of the vehicle is being held by the parking gear you may find that it will be difficult to shift out of park. I suggest using the parking BRAKE to hold the weight of the vehicle while parked. Set the parking brake BEFORE you put it into park, or at least before you remove your foot from the brake pedal. That way you are having the parking brake hold the weight and the transmission becomes the backup for holding the vehicle. It should be a lot easier to get it out of park then.