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1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Question: Gearshif stuck in park, where's the brake safety located?

 

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mrwolv, 3.9L V6, Plainfield, IL, February 12, 2012, 10:34
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The gearshift is stuck in park, it's not the ignition lock, that I can see. Where is the brake safety lock located, I can't find it.

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    February 12, 2012, 17:57
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    Im not sure how how your vans steering column,but i took the plastic cover off of a 2001 dodge durango i could see a lock off of the ignition swicth that held the shifter lever locked in place,i lubricated it and it freed it up.

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    mrwolv, February 12, 2012, 19:27
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    Thanks, I have the column apart, it's not the ignition lock, but the break lock that wont let it move. I've checked the swithc, it works fine. I just don't know where it locks the shifter at. I'm hoping it's not in the trans, but I can't see anything in the column.

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    davecallans, February 13, 2012, 06:45
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    Disconnect the linkage and see if you can shift the lever by hand at the trans, block the tires

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