Stuck in park

Tiny
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET IMPALA
I drove my car to work one day and after work I get in to go home and the tranny would not shift into drive or anything it is seized. I can change gears with a pry bar and a hammer. What might be the problem and how would I fix it. I am pretty knowledgeable about repairs but this just baffles me. HELP.
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 AT 7:02 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

It sounds like there is an issue with the shift interlock solenoid.
When the brake pedal gets depressed to shift out of park, the shift interlock solenoid triggered the interlock to be released.
A faulty solenoid will not allow the interlock to work as designed.
Depending on if your vehicle is a column shift or console shift, the solenoid is located in different spot.
If it is a column shift the solenoid is inside the column. If it a console shift the shift interlock solenoid is located under the shift lever.

I have attached diagrams for your reference.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 AT 7:22 PM

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