what could cause my truck to get stuck in park, the shifter on steering column wont budge, but if i keep trying It will eventually release.

Asked by Jul 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM about the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when I do get it to go in gear it is driving and running good but when I put it in park again it get stuck again.

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You have to press with a reasonable amount of pressure on the brakes to activate a switch. Once the switch is activated, current is sent to a solenoid that releases the shift lock. If either the shift lock or the switch is not working properly, you will not be able to get the vehicle out of park. Usually it's the brake pedal switch... check it for proper adjustment.

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maybe you did not see this forum on the subject----- http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=108936

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I agree with Racer_X. Sounds like that might be a good place to start looking.

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No I didn't. Hope mine don't start that stuff. But at least I know where to look now. Thanks judge.

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I'm having same problem in my pickup we changed brake switch still doing it I can usually shift to neutral before I put key in ignition then start it as long as I don't use park any suggestions

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