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Old 10-07-2019, 08:22 PM   #5
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2003 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
Default Re: Cant shift out of park

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Originally Posted by Jdsmitty83 View Post
Ok I tried cleaning it again, didn't realize wd40 would do that. Still cant get out of park though. Also took off center console and disconnected interlock solenoid, still no luck
Disconnecting the interlock solenoid is the same as if the ignition key wasn't in or its turned to the ON/RUN position. The solenoid isn't powered with ignition off so the default setting is to lock the shift lever.

When you turn the ignition switch to the ACC(essory) position, you can shift out of Park position without pressing the brake pedal. With ignition On and engine running, pressing the brake pedal tells the pcm it's safe to shift so the interlock is powered up and unlocks the shift lever.

If the solenoid is dead, you have to manually move the solenoid plunger to mechanically unlock the shift lever.

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