Can a transmission get stuck?

Asked by May 19, 2013 at 04:35 AM about the 1999 Lexus RX 300 Base AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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As in stuck in Park? Yes it can. IF this is the case, It sounds like your shift interlock isn't releasing. There should be a shift interlock override to release the shifter if you get stuck somewhere and can't get it out of park. The override may be hidden under a cover plate on the steering column or shifter console, and you may have to use a pen, ignition key or small screwdriver to access it. Your owner's manual may tell you where the override is hidden.

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Really need more information on what you mean by "stuck". Will the lever move? Are you Uphill or Downhill? Against a curb?

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Parked in the driveway

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If I push the overide button it moves. but I dont want to have to keep doing that.

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Then the lockout is not getting the signal when you step on the brake pedal, could be the solenoid or a wiring failure from the brake switch to the release solenoid.

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