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donna 4/16/2016

2006 Nissan Maxima SL 6 Cyl 3.50L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

why will my car ot go into park

when I try to put my car in park it will not go past neutral what would make this happen

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jdl 4/16/2016

Here's a couple thoughts, make sure key is in lock position. If you have shift interlock, make sure your foot is on the brake, check brake lamps to see if they come on.

You could try moving the transaxle lever by hand, not use the shifter, just for testing. There are safety issues trying that, safety is your responsibility. Level ground, make sure functional parking brake is set. Have helper sitting in there with foot on the brake, block the wheels.
With the shift cable loose, I can usually move transaxle lever by hand. If you can get into park by hand, at least, the transaxle should be ok and the problem lies with shifter control or mechanism. Remember safety is your responsibility. I can't see what your doing from, here. You don't want that vehicle to move when your working on it.


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