Why does my car get suck in and out of park?

Asked by Mar 27, 2012 at 06:15 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car gets stuck in park where i have to put force on it to come out and when i get it out i can not get it back in park to have the key released. Other wise it works fine what might it be. I don't think it is the transmition cause every other gear works just fine. Please help i really hope this is an easy solution.

1 Answer

825

Check if the negative battery cable to body is making good ground. If it is not connected or making good ground, the electrical system could be using the shift cable, which "freezes" it up. Second alternative would be the shift cable. I would take it to the transmission shop, they can check both out.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • car does'nt move in any gear also park,like there is no transmission 9 answers

    replaced the passenger side driveshaft and lower balljoint,followed directions and everything fit good and the shaft going into the transmission with the clip on it seated properly but the transmissio...

    1999 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • The power to my '97 Chevy Lumina quits when using brakes only sometimes. 10 answers

    This problem first happened when I was slowing down through a town (65-40) and all of a sudden: my radio died, my speedometer dropped to zero (when I was going about 45), the lights on my dash board t...

    1997 Chevrolet Lumina

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why won't this damn car start? 35 answers

    1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1 V6 1) I have had the car for four weeks. When I first got it it ran fine. No problems at all. Everything was smooth. Filled her up with gas and put some Lucas gas treatment i...

    1999 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why is my 96 Chevy Lumina Bogging out around 25MPH almost like its not shirfting 2 answers

    My car gets to about 20-25MPH and will high rev and loose power almost as if its not shifting get a high windy sound as well. Noticed this morning that under the hood was smoking up by the windsheil...

    1996 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why does my gear shift stick in park? 1 answer

    Gear shift sticks in park..

    2007 Chevrolet Impala LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chevrolet Lumina Questions

Chevrolet Lumina Experts

#1 90V6RedHotLuminaEuro
90V6RedHotLuminaEuro
Reputation 1,150
#2 Justin Hatfield
Justin Hatfield
Reputation 1,140
#3 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
973 Great Deals out of 36,681 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,182 Great Deals out of 81,009 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
21 Great Deals out of 1,737 listings starting at $1,695
Used Honda Accord
1,245 Great Deals out of 79,083 listings starting at $969
Used Chevrolet Caprice
3 Great Deals out of 175 listings starting at $7,000
Used Buick LeSabre
12 Great Deals out of 2,377 listings starting at $1,768
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,385 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
1,076 Great Deals out of 31,901 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford Taurus
356 Great Deals out of 22,738 listings starting at $1,499
Used Buick Century
1,086 listings
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
27 Great Deals out of 3,782 listings starting at $1,550
Used Buick Regal
211 Great Deals out of 11,294 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Maxima
513 Great Deals out of 25,524 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet S-10
10 Great Deals out of 1,649 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Civic
1,142 Great Deals out of 67,875 listings starting at $1,500