I have a 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix. It shifts into every gear but tranny won't go out of park.

Natosha Brock

Asked by Apr 25, 2016 at 10:17 PM about the 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr SE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I checked the linkage it's all good someone said it might be a pin in the
transmission pan or the solinoid in the transmission pan. Any one??

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Confused? If it won't get out of park how do you get it into other gears?

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Natosha Brock

The shifter and linkage go through the gears but the transmission doesnt


I'm not trans guy, but in ones took apart there is usually a pin that engages for park. If that's the case I don't believe there's an easy way to fix it...sorry! That being said call a few trans places tell them whats going on and see what they say, how much to fix, etc, but make sure u trust them. Because of age of car it may not be worth to rebuild. Maybe swap with junkyard trans but than you don't know what u get. Wait and see what other guru guys say?

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