What's stopping my 2011 GMC Sierra 1500, 5.3L, 4WD from shifting into gear after starting

Asked by Dec 04, 2014 at 12:30 PM about the 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Ext. Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sometimes when I start my 2011 Sierra, it won't let me shift it into gear.

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Safety switch is getting worn out or looseness in the cable connection and/or the position switch. Something not telling the computer that you have your foot on the brake pedal and you are shifting it into gear.

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