1991 Toyota Corolla 2 problems happend same time-air quit-w

Tiny
MAGGIE200
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  • 1991 TOYOTA COROLLA
Air Conditioning problem
1991 Toyota Corolla Front Wheel Drive Automatic 179, 00 miles

I've been unemployed for 9 mos. And had to scrounge for the $400 spent a week ago on the car.

I had 2 problems occur simultaneously this morning. In driveway put car in park and left running while I got mail out of mailbox. I had been out running errands and was going out again. Air was running on high. (Flat driveway) When I tried to put in reverse the shifter wouldn't move, and button wouldn't push in. I am pretty sure air was still putting out cold. I used the release button and put car in reverse, then into drive. When I used the release button the air stopped blowing cold. I think it was the fan running only. The green air light was still on. About 2 weeks ago I took car to mech. Because it wouldn't keep running. Started but kept dying. Was distributor. He saw timing belt was ready to go and replaced that also. Can you tell me what you think is wrong? I still have to use the manual release button. Thanks
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Sunday, June 20th, 2010 AT 11:42 AM

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Tiny
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Sounds like a problem with the shift interlock control system could be the brake switch or the shiftlock control solenoid
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Monday, June 21st, 2010 AT 2:45 AM
Tiny
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Would any of these have had an affect on the air conditioning?

Is it ok to drive for a day or 2 until I can get the money to repair?

And thanks much for your reply
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Monday, June 21st, 2010 AT 6:22 AM
Tiny
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There is switch on brake, which must be depressed to shift ftom park. This is the shift lock solenoid.

It should not affect AC.
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Monday, June 21st, 2010 AT 7:16 AM

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