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

4,805

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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Time for a new ride, Clyde! Slide on down to your local Dealer for some sizzling HOT Holiday deals on some new wheels!! Avoid the Dodge Dealer at ALL COSTS!!

9,955

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.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
6,455

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.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • what is this broken piece? 18 answers

    I was having issues with my car and so I popped the hood and noticed this piece was broken. (red circle in picture) my car will run with this piece broken, but I don't know what it is. I can obvious...

    2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Clicking noise in the dash of 2000 grand am... 42 answers

    I have a 2000 grand am and have what sounds like a turn signal clicking even when i have no turn signals on at times...what could be causing this?

    2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Replaced battery and now certain things don't work 32 answers

    I got my battery replaced at Auto Zone last week and ever since my car has not been working properly. The security light and service vehicle soon light won't go off. The clock/radio says LOCKED and ...

    2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What would cause the mass air flow sensor constantly put out low input 41 answers

    Ok so just put in a brand new mass air flow sensor and it still coding out po102 which is low mass air flow current.what could it be? Dash lights stay on. Car idles erratically and doesnt go pass...

    2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • key stuck in ignition 37 answers

    can't get the key out of the ignition. the car will be in park but the ignition switch won't turn back to the position to let the key out. the steering wheel won't lock either because you can't get t...

    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,718 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 7,190
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,490
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
31 Great Deals out of 3,796 listings starting at $1,195
Used Pontiac Firebird
12 Great Deals out of 842 listings starting at $3,800
Used Pontiac G6
140 Great Deals out of 5,021 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Mustang
719 Great Deals out of 39,137 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
996 Great Deals out of 36,809 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
17 Great Deals out of 1,734 listings starting at $1,695
Used Chevrolet Camaro
629 Great Deals out of 39,686 listings starting at $2,995
Used Pontiac GTO
5 Great Deals out of 496 listings starting at $5,900
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,154 Great Deals out of 80,728 listings starting at $2,495
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,174 Great Deals out of 71,082 listings starting at $495
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,376 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Explorer
1,501 Great Deals out of 74,209 listings starting at $985
Used Dodge Charger
543 Great Deals out of 29,484 listings starting at $2,343
Used Pontiac Bonneville
4 Great Deals out of 666 listings starting at $2,298
Used Ford Taurus
366 Great Deals out of 22,720 listings starting at $1,499