Your truck may have one of 2 safety systems to make sure the truck does not go into gear unattended.
The first links it the the brake so it must be pressed to start. The other system is tied into the brake and steering wheel. Mechanical linkages get worn out overtime and these systems will not dif engage.
Look for a, "Shifter Lockout Release". It look like a key fit in it because it does. Take your key and turn it and the shifter should move freely.
You can also dis connect it, but I DO NOT recommend it.
Another reason is a faulty shift cable. They stretch overtime and can bind up.
Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 11:04 PM