Transmission stuck in park

Tiny
LAZPOWER
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  • 2007 DODGE CHARGER
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 92,000 MILES
Transmission will not go into reverse and will not move from park. Why?
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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 AT 12:35 AM

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Tiny
FIXITMR
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Here is a guide to help you see if the shift interlock solenoid is working:

1. Verify that the key can only be removed in the PARK position
2. When the shift lever is in PARK, the ignition key cylinder should rotate freely from ACC to LOCK. When the shifter is in any other gear or neutral position, the ignition key cylinder should not rotate to the LOCK position.
3. Shifting out of PARK should not be possible when the ignition key cylinder is in the ACC position and the brake pedal is not depressed.
4. Shifting out of PARK should not be possible while applying normal force on the shift lever and ignition key cylinder is in the ACC, ON, or START positions unless the foot brake pedal is depressed approximately 1/2 inch (12 mm).
5. Shifting out of PARK should not be possible when the ignition key cylinder is in the LOCK position, regardless of the brake pedal position.
6. Shifting between any gears, NEUTRAL or into PARK may be done without depressing foot brake pedal with ignition switch in ACC, ON, or START positions.

The diagnostic chart is below. Please let us know what happens.

Cheers
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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 AT 12:41 AM
Tiny
KAGOSSER
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I had to replace the interlock solenoid on my car cost me $78.00 for the part. FYI
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Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 AT 9:45 AM
Tiny
DBIGGE1
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  • 2007 DODGE CHARGER
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
My floor shifter is stuck in park even if I press the release button it still will not shift. I have changed the shifter tested the fuses and wires and put it on the computer and a code U0103 pops up. I have boxes and an 8 boxed on my dash. I have had it swiped with the computer and its stays off for about five minutes then pops back up and will not shift.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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See picture for possible causes but a pro should check this out as it can be a module or a short in wiring. It is a CAN BUS problem there are 19 modules hooked to this circuit. But check battery for condition including load test first as that may be the problem.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
COOLAIDEE
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  • 2007 DODGE CHARGER
Six cylinder automatic.

Charger is stuck in park I have to manually put my finger in the gear box to make it go into another gear. Need Help!
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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The brake lights are they coming on? If so have the shift interlock control system checked out. Could be the shift-lock control solenoid.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:30 AM (Merged)
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SAWYER75
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I had this problem with my 2006 Charger R/T and our 300. There is a plastic piece in the shifter that breaks. We had to have the shifter replaced which we did our selves. It was $192.00 for the parts and about hour and a half labor. That is if you are mechanically able.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
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ABRAITO
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  • 2007 DODGE CHARGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 58,000 MILES
My car will not shift into reverse or anything else. It is stuck in park. It was fine three hours ago. What do I do?
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
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CH112063
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Hello, is this a console shifter? If yes, the cover, or piece that has the selections that are used can be removed, and there should be a way for you to release it. If you have this type it could be a shift interlock failure. The key, a cable, and a switch is used. Unless the shift cable has come off at the transmission. A button can release a switch problem. Okay?
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
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2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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  • 75,000 MILES
The transmission is stuck in park and I need to know how to get it out.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Check if the brake lights are working. If they are not, check the fuses.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
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EGLADDEN
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I cannot put my car in drive.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
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CADIEMAN
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If the column is shifting then check the transmission linkage needs to be checked.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
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BUSDRIVERBOB
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  • 2008 DODGE CHARGER
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  • 2WD
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The engine starts and the steering wheel moves, but the transmission will not move out of park. I tried the pink release button but did not help.

What is causing this problem? It worked okaythe last time I used the vehicle.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
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MELMEL24
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The override (pink release) was broken or detached from something. I had to break down the console and manually press the pink tab at the top of the gear shift (while I moved it in gear) to move it out of park. It does fine once it is out of park.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
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MRCSHAW69
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  • 2006 DODGE CHARGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 105,000 MILES
Shift is stuck in park.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Faulty shift lever mechanism dealer part plastic replace with NAPA #BK 6005445.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SAMSFAIN
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Six cylinder two wheel drive automatic.

My charger will not get out of park, no service engine lights come on or anything.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:32 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi.
This may sound like a stupid question, but are the brake lights working? The brake light switch actuates the park lock solenoid.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:32 AM (Merged)
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SHAD
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  • 2007 DODGE CHARGER
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
Will not come out of the park position. I have tried wiggling it around but it still will not move down. What could be the problem and how do you fix it?
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 9:32 AM (Merged)

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