Transmission will not go into park

Tiny
JHICKS
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Chevrolet S10 pickup 88,000 miles. Truck will not set in park and will only start in neutral. Automatic transmission.

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Monday, August 7th, 2006 AT 3:52 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like the linage from the gear shifter to the transmission. I guess it could be a transmission problem, but lets hope for the best. List the year make model and engine and I will look to see if I can find something on it.

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Monday, August 7th, 2006 AT 3:58 PM
Tiny
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The truck is a 1998 chevrolet S-10 two wheel drive with a four cylinder engine automatic. The problem just started all of a sudden, I stopped for gas truck was fine got back in and went to crank and it would not crank. When you put the truck in park, the P in the dash does not light up and the truck will roll and you don't have to press the break to move the gear shifter. I have to put the truck in neutral to crank it.

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2006 AT 11:27 PM
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Same problem 1996 Chevrolet S10 four wheel drive pickup.

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Saturday, February 6th, 2010 AT 9:20 AM
Tiny
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I have the same problem with a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado four wheel drive pickup. Anyone found an answer?

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Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 8:18 PM
Tiny
MR62BUICK
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I would try adjusting the linkage. The transmission is the only part that allows the trans to go into park, if the linkage is not adjusted properly (to tight of tolerances) then it cannot travel into park. Put the truck in neutral with e-brake on. Is the needle on the dash in the center of the "N"? If it is not, then you have to crawl under the vehicle, and loosen a nut on the linkage. That is the adjustment side. Put the vehicle into park if you can with the nut loose and the shifter in park. When both are in park, then tighten the jamb nut and then try to shift normally. If works, great, if not, go to transmission shop. This is a GM product and I rarely see any issues with this type of vehicle.

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Thursday, November 18th, 2010 AT 2:37 AM
Tiny
BLAIR67
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I brought a 2000blazer and it wouldn't go. Into. Park its. Shifter is on column and I pulled. The rubber boot back and pieces of.A small spring came. Out. It is where my problem is I believe

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 2:29 PM
Tiny
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The best way to tell is to disconnect the shaft cable from the transmission (parking brake on) and see if the if you can put it in park, this will help you see if its the cable/shifter or the transmission.

You will need to lift the car, here is how to do it safely.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers, Ken

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 AT 11:25 AM

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