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how do I get car out of park?
Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:56 AM
Have the car in garage after a brake job. It won't start. I tried cranking it a few times and it may be the battery as it was sitting a while. So I was going to shift it into neutral and roll it out of garage and jump start it in driveway except you can't move the shift lever out of park unless the engine is running. Why is this? My girlfriends camry can be shifted, with the engine off, and key turned, from park to neutral.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:04 AM
as for getting it out of park - there is a way to get it out, i believe somewhere at the base or under the parking selector cover is a access hole or something to get it out. check your owners manual, it should mention it. or do a search on this forum i know it's been covered before.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:05 AM
Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:31 AM
This is not true if the car is in factory (non modified) condition.
you can't move the shift lever out of park unless the engine is running. Why is this?
as othesr have said.
What you need to do is step on the brake pedal.
The unlock for the shift lever is incorporated into the
brake light switch.
It is not set to factory conditions if this is true.
My girlfriends camry can be shifted, with the engine off, and key turned, from park to neutral.
The brake pedal must be pushed.
Back in the mid 80's a series of run away Audi 5000s
brought this to light.
The study found....
People stepped on the gas instead of the brake
when taking the car out of Park..
We all got shift locks from the study.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:51 AM
Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:10 AM
the shift lock release hole.
Earlier Legacys did.
You must remove the cover to gain access to the
hole where the screw driver is inserted and pushed
Removing this cover with it in park
is a chore.
My car, even with a blown brake line and no
fluid in the master cylinder, will release
if the key is on and the brake pedal
is pushed far enough to light the brake lights.
Here is the hole where you
manually release the lock.
Hope this helps.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 11:16 AM
Look in your manual glossary for "shiftlock" and it will tell you what to do.
Mine... I turn the ignition on, step on the brake and I can hear the "click" of the shift lock opening. The car does not have to be running.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:15 PM
Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:36 PM
His OB will not have this opening
I'll bet that shift gate has him scratchin' his bean.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:11 PM
Hi. Here's a diagram from the owners manual for '00 outback; other soobs are similar. With key in run, then press on brake, the solenoid should click to let it out of park. I'm not sure but I think the solenoid only clicks if the shifter is in park. Else it would click every time you prsesed the brake. So if the shifter switch on the side of the trans does not think the trans is in park, the engine won't crank and the solenoid won't click to let it out of park either?
show off, he needed the pic for a 1996 :-p
Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:25 PM
for future reference
looks different than
the picture from my 97?
Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:27 PM
Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:32 PM
Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:56 PM
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