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

  • Tiny
  • Newbz
  • 1988 PLYMOUTH RELIANT
  • 90,000 MILES

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

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 2:30 AM

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  • Tiny
  • DrCranknWrench
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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.

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 5:15 AM
  • Tiny
  • Newbz
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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.

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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 12:24 AM
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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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Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 AT 7:11 AM

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