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1996 Toyota Avalon Question: I can't shift my 1996 Toyota Avalon out of park?

 

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jdwhitt3, 3.0L V6, Bowling Green, KY, April 03, 2013, 18:46
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The car will start fine but the car will not shift out of park.

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    arturo08 April 03, 2013, 20:20
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    possible shift cable binding. best to bring to a shop for repairs.

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    pushrod April 04, 2013, 01:05
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    1-There is a slot above the P on the shifter cover with a small plastic plug that kooks like a button, remove this plug insert your key, or simular tool, and push shift lock down and move shifter! Take it in for repairs. 2- Find the blown brake light fuse under dash and replace it!! Bet the brake lights dont work either. One of these two will get you back on the road. NEVER had anything else cause this so i think you are covered!

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    Chaam September 05, 2013, 08:58
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    Make sure the brake is pressed adequately

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    jkjkiefer May 26, 2014, 20:33
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    Check to see if your brake lights are coming on. If you press the brake can you hear a slight "click" in the console? If no, then the brake switch is your problem. Dont use the bypass button under the plastic plug above "park". Its not a fix and could cause a rear end accident if your brake lights are not working.

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