Car Stuck in Park

Tiny
CHRISTIE1004
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Hello! I have a 2002 Honda Accord. It has approximately 80,000 miles and it has an automatic transmission. For the past year or so, my shifter will not move out of park. I can not push the button in so the shifter won't move even when I push in the break petal. When I push the break petal in, it sounds like air is coming out put I don't feel anything. I have to pump the break petal over and over and turn the stearing wheel and eventually it the button will push in and I can shift out of park. Do you know what could be causing my car to get stuck in park? Any advice would be appreciate. Thank you in advance.
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Monday, September 10th, 2007 AT 12:54 PM

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Tiny
BRUCE HUNT
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I am concerned about the air sound. I would be looking under the hood while someone depresses the brake pedal. See if there is a booster for the brake and if it is leaking air.

Then when you push the brake and all is quiet you should be able to hear a click as the solenoid that releases the shift lever is activated. You might have a brake switch/sensor that is bad or the solenoid at the shift lever is bad.
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Monday, September 10th, 2007 AT 2:30 PM

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