troble getting gearshift out of park

Asked by Jan 23, 2007 at 10:01 AM about the 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when its cold i have trouble getting the gear shift button to go in so i can shift out of park. if i let it warm up for awhile then i can shift to other gears. what causes this?

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There are a ton of possibilities here mesquiteed. You may get off by simply performing a tranny flush and you can certainly try that first, but it sounds like a professional needs to lay hands on your tranny to diagnose it to make sure you aren't headed for much larger issues. Good luck!

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You have to have your foot on the brake before it will release. Make sure the connections are good. WD 40 and an adjustment may be what you need. If not, like LouB said, a trannmission pro may help.

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