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TRANSMISSION WILL NOT GO INTO PARK

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Chevrolet S10 pickup 88,000 miles. Truck will not set in park and will only start in Neutral. Automatic transmission.
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Jhicks
August 7, 2006.



Sounds like the linage from the gear shifter to the transmission. I guess it could be a tranny problem, but lets hope for the best. List the year make model and engine and I will look to see if I can find something on it.

Tiny
Mikeybdman
Aug 7, 2006.
The truck is a 1998 chevrolet S-10 2 WD with a four cylinder engine automatic. The problem just started all of a sudden, I stopped for gas truck was fine got back in and went to crank and it would not crank. When you put the truck in park, the P in the dash does not light up and the truck will roll and you don't have to press the break to move the gear shifter. I have to put the truck in Neutral to crank it.

Tiny
Jhicks
Aug 8, 2006.
Same problem 1996 chev s10 4wd Pickup

Tiny
Ichey103
Feb 6, 2010.
I have the same problem with a 2006 chev colorado 4wd pickup. Anyone found an answer?

Tiny
Marco_38
Mar 8, 2010.
I would try adjusting the linkage. The trans is the only part that allows the trans to go into park, if the linkage is not adjusted properly (to tight of tolerances) then it cannot travel into park. Put the truck in neutral with ebrake on. Is the needle on the dash in the center of the "N"? If it is not, then you have to crawl under the vehicle, and loosen a nut on the linkage. That is the adjustment side. Put the vehicle into park (if you can( with the nut loose and the shifter in park. When both are in park, then tighten the jamb nut and then try to shift normally. If works, great, if not, go to trans shop. This is a GM product and I rarely see any issues with this type of vehicle.

Tiny
MR62BUICK
Nov 18, 2010.