1996 OLDSMOBILE ACHIEVA SHIFTER

  • Tiny
  • blusfan77
  • 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

Transmission problem
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 173002 miles

I can't get my car out of PARK. If I insert a screwdriver into the switch below the shift lever, I can change gears. However, by doing this, my brakes won't release and drag while driving. I replaced the shifter and switch and have not fixed the problem. What else do I need to do?

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 AT 5:42 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • billymac
  • Expert
  • 2,240 posts

Hi your shift lock should have nothing to do with your brakes two diff probs. Sounds like the brake switch is bad. The switch that turns your brake lights on also releases the shift lock.

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Saturday, February 28th, 2009 AT 8:42 PM

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