My Pontiac Grand Am is stuck in park and I can't move it out. Is there a way to fix it without having to buy all new bits and pieces?

Asked by Dec 18, 2014 at 04:55 PM about the Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers


You can't move the shifter out of Park, or you can move it but the car doesn't want to move?

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Chances are you have 1 of 2 things that have failed. Two components which allow the shifter to move out of park is a break pedal switch and a solenoid that resides in the shifting mechanism inside the console. Either way, there will need to be troubleshooting performed to find out the exact problem.

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if your shifter moves like it is sliding freely to drive... your shift linkage is broken. if the shifter feels stuck, the solenoid is in need of service.

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