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Gear shifter "button"

07-21-2009, 11:27 PM
Auto trans, the "button" that you need to push to select a gear won't pop out. All the gears work, forward, reverse, neutral, park; but since the button won't pop out, I can't get the key out of the ignition. I've smacked it with the palm of my hand, but don't want to take a sledge hammer to it yet. But don't want to leave the key in it either.
Any thoughts?

07-22-2009, 03:23 AM
The gear shift interlock is bad or the spring has broken on the shifter handle. I'd take it to a tranny shop and get their opinion. Have you tried squirting some WD-40 in there? Might help. Can't hurt.

07-22-2009, 08:39 AM
Thanks for the reply. I'll try your suggestions.

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