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1999 Buick Regal Question: My car takes about two to four minutes before you can shifts out of park

 

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slick504, 3.8L V6, Opelousas, LA, March 23, 2014, 09:41
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Sometimes it shifts out of park right away.

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  • Answer #1

    March 23, 2014, 15:57
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    Start by having a transmission flush done with a new filter, then use Dexron VI to fill. If the problem persists, have a professional transmission shop scan the transmission for codes and perform a pressure test. Is the problem that the shifter doesn't move, or the shifter goes into drive but you have to wait for it to start moving?

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  • Answer #2

    March 23, 2014, 16:29
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    Have a mechanic check the shifter interlock! Possibly just contaminated and needs cleaning.

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