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stuck in park briefly

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by jsc824, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. jsc824

    jsc824 Member
    from N.H.
    Messages: 88

    I have a 97 1500. When it is cold out and sits overnight, occasionally I cant shift out of park. If I let the truck run for about 2-3 minutes it shifts fine. Also once its not stuck the tranny appears to shift fine.

    Any help as to how to resolve this?

    I am fine with just letting it run, but if its something that should be fixed I would rather just get it out of the way then become stranded somewhere.
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Failing shift interlock solenoid or brake light switch. But probably the solenoid.
  3. Novadiecast

    Novadiecast Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    How are your brakes? My friend had the same problem when his brakes were shot. If he pumped the brakes it would come out of park. I think he had to do it with the truck not running then put it in neutral, then he started it.
  4. jsc824

    jsc824 Member
    from N.H.
    Messages: 88

    thanks for the replies.

    Ill check out the solenoid.

    Brakes are fine, no braking problem and had them redone about 6 months ago