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2003 Chevy Trailblazer LT gear shift won't move out of park

I start my 2003 Chevy Trailblazer LT without any problems along with pushing down on my brakes. Once I try to move the gear shift from park to reverse or drive the shift is stuck so that I am unable to push the button in and it can not be moved from park to any other gear. After several tries I was able to get it out of park and it was able to shift to any of the other gears without any problems. For some reason it just gets stuck in park. Any assistance you could provide would be very helpful.

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The park shift lock needs adjustment. The solenoid that locks irt inplace maybe the cause of this

Posted on Apr 04, 2010

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