I have a 96 Nissan sentra It was working fine bt now it doesn't want to come out of park i tired moving the little lever bt it won't move. It's just stuck. What should I do? I can't even take it to a mechanic cuz it won't move and they dont home visits...... Please help!!!!!!
How do I get my car out of park? on 1996 Nissan Sentra
by WRU61711 in Dover, NJ on July 22, 2012
ANSWER by Culpeper94 , February 16, 2016
I found an easy way of unlocking it have the same car and issues. What I did was hold the brake take the emergency brake off pull it and repeat the process 2 more times it should disloge the spring in the front and rear brake
ANSWER by karensw , February 17, 2016
Updated today Feb. 17, 2016....I POSTED THIS IN aug. My car is still working beautiful i rarely have the problem happen anymore and if it does i just follow the below method.and go on about my business.even anytime i use vallet parking after showing them what to do if it locks on them...they know what to do..It has not happened again so no problems but if it does they know what to do...lol..read below..your car will move right out of park to neutral to then start like a charm and you will be quickly on your way! HEY, I just purchased a used 1996 nissan sentra 4 door sadan. A medium to small car.. The fellow I bought it from told me of it having this same problem..he said he wiggled it bounced on the seat repeatedly shaking the shifter and sooner or later it will come out of park! Lol...lol.. Anyway when it stuck in park on me the next day..I rattled and shook it, but, no go... so I sat and thought about it and I then spotted the small writing above the park "p" on the shift plate console surrounding the shifter..it said, "shift lock." So now I knew there lied the problem..somehow I had gone beyond park into lock mode..so as I thought about it I reached up and turned off my ignition....! Then I thought, ok... now I will see if it would move, and boom it came right out of park! So I started putting it into park to restart it, but the more logical half of my brain cringed at the thought of it sticking again, so knowing well that an automatic transmission can be started in park, or neutral, I put it in neutral, and it started beautifully..so now before I try to start the car I just automatically put it into neutral before turning on the ignition. I Have since had it do the same thing so to make sure it was a workable method I tried it several times to make sure my fix was not a fluke..of I have tried it many times since when it locks up and my fix works like a charm every time...Now For the most part it will start in park and go into reverse or drive most of the time without a problem...but if it locks up, I just turn off the key, move the shifter into neutral, start it up, and be on my way. It runs like a top and has not been a proplem since..no screw driver, no bouncing, and wiggling of the shifter! It is a great little car..I love it! SO IF YOU WANT A SIMPLER SOLUTION I BELIEVE, THAT IS HOW ONE OVERRIDES THE SHIFT LOCK...