1991 Toyota Cressida shift lock

Tiny
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  • 1991 TOYOTA CRESSIDA
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 16,000 MILES
Shifter gets stuck in park. Have to use the shift lock release to get in drive or reverse
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Sunday, April 20th, 2014 AT 4:11 PM

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Tiny
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Check that the shifter interlock solenoid is getting power, it gets it power from the brake light switch, it may just need adjusting.
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Sunday, April 20th, 2014 AT 5:34 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much. I've just replaced timing belt, water pump, crank seal, battery, plugs and wires. It's been a good dependable car till lately. Just can't afford any more big expense. Could you tell me where that shifter soleniod is located?
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Sunday, April 20th, 2014 AT 5:59 PM
Tiny
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Under the console at the base of the shifter.
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Sunday, April 20th, 2014 AT 6:01 PM
Tiny
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You're the best. Hope it's that simple. Thanks.
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Sunday, April 20th, 2014 AT 6:17 PM
Tiny
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Hope it is as well, good luck.
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Sunday, April 20th, 2014 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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Are you anywhere near tampa, or know an honest guy around here?
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Sunday, April 20th, 2014 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
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Not quite close enough, I live in Australia!
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Monday, April 21st, 2014 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
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Bummer. That is far away. Thanks again.
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Monday, April 21st, 2014 AT 1:17 PM
Tiny
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The call out fee would be a little excessive, lol. Good luck with it.
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Monday, April 21st, 2014 AT 2:23 PM
Tiny
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I could pick you up at the airport. Just being funny. Wondering, since it's intermittent, can I just do the release thing? Or i'm I going to get stranded. I'm just a girl, worked for pep boys, napa, and advance auto. Kinda have some car part knowledge, most mechanics have never heard of a cressida or scared to work on it. My big brother was a 1/4 mi track racer. He mostly was a carburator guy.
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Monday, April 21st, 2014 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
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That can be a pain but it wont hurt, the circuit is really quite simple, I will see if I can locate a pic for you.
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 AT 2:24 PM

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