2005 Chrysler 300

Tiny
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER 300
2005 Chrysler 300 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Shift lever will not come out of park. Re-started a couple of times. Stepped on the brake hard. It seems like the brake lock to the shift lever is not disengaging
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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 AT 12:34 AM

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Tiny
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See if the brake lights work. IF so the shifter may be the problem.I have seen a few of these that the shifter breaks at the shift-lock and wont allow it out of park. See if you can hear any clicking down at the shifter. If brake lights dont work and it wont come out of park it is most likely the brake light switch
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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 AT 8:10 AM
Tiny
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I checked the brake lights and they work. I hear and feel a little click in the shifter knob when I step on the brake. What else could lock up the shifter to get out of park.

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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 AT 12:59 PM
Tiny
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You will need to remove the top plate for the shifter to see what is going on. The shifter is plastic and the lock-out mechanism breaks. Since it is clicking and the brake lights work, it sounds ike the solneoid and everything is ok, just probably a broken shifter.
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Friday, May 14th, 2010 AT 7:47 AM
Tiny
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You are right. There is a small opening on the side when you remove the side pocket plastic next to the shifter. You can insert your finger to a little pink plastic release to release the shifter - However, that was not my problem. There was a part broken the the actual shifter. The platic shifter needed to be removed to replace a spring and modify a part as a new part was not available.

I was advised that there are 16 spark plugs in my engine and the transmission was build my Mercedes. 1. Is this correct?
2. What spark plugs would be best to replace.
3. What is the best gap for the plugs
4. Any suggestions while I am replacing the plugs.

Thanks,
Art
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Saturday, May 15th, 2010 AT 3:16 PM
Tiny
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OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) is always the best bet when doing a tune up. Looks like the plug gap is.045 and I would apply a slight amount of anti-seize to the threads on thenew plugs.
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Saturday, May 15th, 2010 AT 9:28 PM

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