Why can't I get my Oldsmobile bravada out of park

Asked by Dec 31, 2014 at 02:22 PM about the 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4 Dr STD AWD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I pulled in my garage, shut the car off and realized I had to move in more.  I started it
right back up and now I can't get it out of park.

4 Answers


Check the shift lock solenoid.

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Try this. Turn the ignition one click clockwise from the lock position. Step on the brake and try to shift out of park. If this works it's the shift lock solenoid for sure. HTH. -Jim

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

shift lock solenoid as stated by Tom,, also could be the shift control cable is kinked up or not attached to the holder clips it has to have something holding it stiff and in place other wise it will just bind and what not.. the cable is right there under the drivers side door

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or the brake switch

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