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    Car wont lock in park all the time slips out on a hill seems like the button...

    my 98 catera wont always stay in the park position have to keep pushing the button down on the shifter anyone know if this is a hard thing to fix...

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    Your shifter won't stay in park? What button are you pushing? If its the sport button on top of shifter that's not going to do anything for you. Can you describe in more detail what's going on?

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    Re: Car wont lock in park all the time slips out on a hill seems like the button...

    when in park a transmission pawl locks the tranny. I could be worn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaustein View Post
    when in park a transmission pawl locks the tranny. I could be worn.
    Wow an informative response for a change.

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    Re: Car wont lock in park all the time slips out on a hill seems like the button...

    if i am on any kind of a slope i have to push the button on the shifter (not the top one) the one on the side of the shifter , its almost like the button isnt locking
    if i push it down it seems to stay the shifter itself does not move from park just the transmission...

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    Im in my car right now ( waiting for fiance at baby doc) and when i pull on lever to move the shifter it springs back down. Yours must be broke or sticking and not going back to its home position to secure the gear chosen.

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    Re: Car wont lock in park all the time slips out on a hill seems like the button...

    mine does the same only has an issue when i am going into park position,,, all the rest seem ok..

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    Re: Car wont lock in park all the time slips out on a hill seems like the button...

    Quote Originally Posted by 98Catera_2010 View Post
    Wow an informative response for a change.
    You're welcome. However the car does suck!

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    Your like my 9 year old niece can't help but try and get the last word in. Unbelievable man.

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    Re: Car wont lock in park all the time slips out on a hill seems like the button...

    Truthfully stated.

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    Re: Car wont lock in park all the time slips out on a hill seems like the button...

    Had the same exact problem when my transmission was repaired. The problem was the linkage. Nothing broken or worn, just a screw/bolt that loosened. It allowed the adjustment to slip out of place. You'll need to crawl under or get her up on a lift to reach it. Very quick and easy fix except for the crawling part.

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