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1996 Oldsmobile LSS Question: Have a 96 Olds LSS. Can't get the console mounted shifter out of park.



tanxkidz, Manchester, NH, July 01, 2012, 19:48

Car has 146k miles. Well maintained. Clean fluid that's full. Shifted fine before this happened. Step on brake pedal, and hear the shiftlock disengage.

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    July 16, 2012, 16:15

    According to the service manual, the shift interlock works as follows:
    Pressing the brake pedal de-energizes the solenoid. The restrictor arm moves clear of the shift lever arm, allowing the gear selector to operate normally. The solenoid is located below the console shifter. It appears there may be a mechanical or electrical issue preventing the restrictor arm from moving clear of the shift lever arm. I can't attach diagrams of this system but I would look into buying a set of service manuals to diagnose and repair issues on your LSS. I got a set for about $40 on ebay.

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    tanxkidz, July 16, 2012, 20:45

    Thanks for the reply. Recently, I tried a shot of Liquid Wrench in the pushbutton on the shifter knob. After working at it for a bit, it worked. No problems since.

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