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Tranmission stuck in park, ABS,Brake, engine lights all stay on.

The 20a fuse for the ERLS under the hood keeps popping. I can put in a new one and quickly start the car and get it out of PARK. It drives forward and reverse ok. When I put in back into PARK, it stays stuck in PARK?? I checked the brakes, fluid, etc. all seem to be operating properly. connections are all plugged in as well. Any ideas?

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    my 98 mustang stays stuck in park

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Something major is wrong. There is some problem in the system that keeps blowing fuse. My guess is something wrong with ABS system causing wheels to lock up. Take vehicle to a credible repair shop with the light on the shop will be able to pinpoint the exact problem.

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Shift interlock safety system . This does not allow to shift the vehicle out of park unless the drivers foot is pushing on the brake pedal . Parts invovled , lock solenoid ,brake switch , wiring . The fuse that keeps poping powers the shift interlock system ,along with back up light's , Canister purge an vent valves , EGR ,
ABS , A/C compressor , park lock solenoid , VES - variable effort steering . The thing's you checked have nothing do with it , you have an electrical short on one of these system's circuit's . Unless you know how to test automotive electrical circuit's ,your best bet ,take it to a qualified repair shop.

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Could be brake light switch

Posted on Nov 02, 2017

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SOURCE: 1994 Toyota Camry automatic. All forward no reverse

are you sure it is first gear it is making when in 1. In park does the car lock up if you try to push it with the handbrake off. If not your problem is adjustment of the cable i.e. although the lever is in reverse the gearbox isn't.
Cheers John

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Won't shift out of park

Look to see if the brake lights work. If they do not come on when the brke pedal is depressed, the fuse may be blown. The brake electrical circuit also controls the shift interlock. You can take the vehicle out of park manually by removing the small square trim tab by the shifter, and pressing the button under it.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: car gets stuck in park and reverse.

a clip on the parking rod has most likley broke if you dissasemble the side of trans you probably will find the clip there some times it is possible to weld back very coltly unless you do it your self

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Brake & ABS Warning LIght

There is a known failure of the ABS system control board which typically causes this problem. THere are companies out there that will rebuild your current board (if it's rebuildable). Do a search on ABS repair in Moscow, Iowa.

They will rebuild the module for $150.00 and warrant the repair for 5 years (as opposed to up to a $1000 form GM, and no guarantee as to how ling it will last.).

I did this to my '01 Tahoe and am real happy with it. The company offers diagnosis tests to help you determine if the problem is your ABS module.

Reply back what you find.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

SOURCE: 94 Camaro V6 transmission in reverse on all shifter settings

check to see if your shift cable is stretched or broken, also look on the transmission itself to make sure that the lever where the cable attaches to is not bent. also you can check under the shifter itself and make sure the linkage there is all ok. it sounds like your shifter cable is the cause for your problem.

if the cable is ok and you can see the shift lever move on the transmission than the next likely cause would be the valve body in the transmission.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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