Not sure on 5.0 or .8 have to check sorry. We start the van and try to get it out of park by pressing the brake and it won't budge. And once started only once in a while will it let you shift to drive and in doing that turning the vehicle off to go to the store is not an option. Because it will be stuck in park..I am afraid to take it to a shop due to getting ripped of. . If you need more info please feel free to ask.
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1993 Chevrolet G Series Van (G20) Question: Why is the van stuck in park.? The gear will not move it feels stuck
Answer #1Greg's Orange Auto (11885 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper February 23, 2012, 07:26Master
possibly your linkage is binding but you need to have it looked at to determine which part is bad. you need to trust someone,ask a friend for a recommendation on a shop
Answer #2goodguy September 21, 2012, 10:47Master
check the park switch on the brake pedal
Answer #3Rodbow September 27, 2012, 15:39Rookie
Mine will do this also - so far all I have to do is rock back and forth in my seat once or twice. Seems like something? just hangs and then magically releases.. go figure.. Also had an Astro I actually had to get out and rock the entire van toget the pressure off the drivetrain for the shifter to let loose - to resolve this I ALWAYS used the parking break and let pressure off drivetrain BEFORE putting it in PARK.