Shifter stuck in reverse & key in run position

Tiny
JIM FARLEY
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  • 1994 CHEVROLET ASTRO
  • 4.3L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
Started van in park, shifter would only go in reverse. Now I can not move stifer or remove key. Disconnected battery to shut off engine.
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 AT 8:30 AM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Battery has to be connected to move to park to remove key. It may be a broken cable disconnect at trans and see if it will move to park if it does problem either in shift interlock or cable.
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 AT 9:49 AM
Tiny
JIM FARLEY
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Cannot get it out of reverse battery connected or not. There is no cable on this transmission. It feels like Interlock from switch may have come off or jammed so way. Not sure how to check it without pulling steering wheel. Do not have a steering wheel puller.
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 AT 10:20 AM
Tiny
HMAC300
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The shift interlock solenoid is below steering column mounting bracket so wheel does not need to be removed. There is also a relay that may not be working see picture.
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 AT 10:30 AM
Tiny
JIM FARLEY
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Located and tested solenoid, tested good. Cannot located relay, schematic says Left side of I/P, what does I/P seand for. Still can not turn key, only run and start position. Kept fooling with shift lever, now in "Park" position and stays there, cannot move it to anyother position. Great information so far. Thanks
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 AT 1:28 PM
Tiny
HMAC300
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I/p is instrument panel
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 AT 5:50 PM

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