88 K 2.5 CAN'T GET IT OUT OF PARK WHEN ON A SLIGHT HILL.

1988 Plymouth Reliant

Tiny

newbz

May, 31, 2012 AT 2:30 AM

If I push the car a few inchs while someone pulls the shifter it will release.

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3 Answers

Tiny

DrCranknWrench

May, 31, 2012 AT 5:15 AM

Sounds like the parking pawl is bent. You will have to go to a transmission shop to get it fixed.
If it is manual, then the synchro is bad or the input shaft bearing is bad or bent and the same thing applies.

Tiny

newbz

June, 1, 2012 AT 12:24 AM

Thank you so much! I knew it was something inside the transmission but I did not know what it was called. Its my friends car and she had in the shop and they said it was a linkage problem. They adjusted it and charge her 90 bucks. Of course it wasn't the linkage as it didn't solve the problem. Thanks again, newbz.

Tiny

DrCranknWrench

June, 2, 2012 AT 7:11 AM

The idea is on the right track. The linkage moves maybe an arm and then the pawl. It is not disengaging it enough so it must have internal damage.

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