General Tech Help Good at troubleshooting? Have a non specific issue? Discuss general tech topics here.

Gear shift lock

 
 
 
 
  #1  
Old 08-27-2006, 03:30 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1
blazerguy1997 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Gear shift lock

i have a 1997 blazer. i have a console mounted automatic. i cant get it to shift out of park. is there an emergency release?
 
  #2  
Old 08-27-2006, 09:14 PM
swartlkk's Avatar
Administrator
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Waterloo, NY
Posts: 40,788
swartlkk has a reputation beyond reputeswartlkk has a reputation beyond reputeswartlkk has a reputation beyond reputeswartlkk has a reputation beyond reputeswartlkk has a reputation beyond reputeswartlkk has a reputation beyond reputeswartlkk has a reputation beyond reputeswartlkk has a reputation beyond reputeswartlkk has a reputation beyond reputeswartlkk has a reputation beyond reputeswartlkk has a reputation beyond repute
Default RE: Gear shift lock

Sounds like the shift lock is not deactivating. Are you pressing on the brake while you attempt to shift out of park?

If so, I believe that there is a fuse that you can pull to deactivate the shift interlock solenoid until it is diagnosed and repaired...
 
  #3  
Old 08-27-2006, 10:28 PM
Administrator
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Zanesville oHIo
Posts: 2,931
hillbillyinOhio has disabled reputation
Default RE: Gear shift lock

are you parked on a hill?? I inow that one time I was parked on a steep grade and it wouldn't shift out of park. Had to have my buddy push me up the hill a lil bit with his car. Worked fine then, never had a problem since. Just my two cents, thought I would throw it in even though Kyle is always right.
 
  #4  
Old 08-28-2006, 04:15 AM
BF Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vancouver. B.C. Canada
Posts: 3,429
Chevy Lover is a jewel in the roughChevy Lover is a jewel in the roughChevy Lover is a jewel in the rough
Default RE: Gear shift lock

I'm thinking maybe pull the brake fuse,

Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System
The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consist of the following components:

The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid.
The automatic transmission shift lock control switch.
The park/neutral position switch.
With the ignition in the ON position, battery positive voltage is supplied to the park/neutral position switch. The switch is closed when the transmission is in the PARK or NEUTRAL position. With the park/neutral position switch closed the circuit continues through the normally-closed automatic transmission shift lock control switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is permanently grounded and therefore energizes locking the transmission shift lever in the PARK or NEUTRAL position. When the driver presses the brake pedal, the contacts in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch open. This causes the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid to release. This allows the shift lever to move from the PARK position. When the transmission is out of the PARK or Neutral position the automatic transmission shift lock control system is in-active.

This is from the 2000 Blazer manual
 
 
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bigjhnsn
Engine & Transmission
0
04-23-2011 11:59 AM
8five-k5
Full Size K5 (1969-1991) GMT415 (1992-1994) Tech
2
11-10-2010 01:00 PM
LuckyRock9
2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech
0
12-28-2009 11:04 PM
mike2828
2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech
0
12-08-2009 09:10 PM
hammer3478
Engine & Transmission
5
03-12-2008 03:49 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Gear shift lock


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.