Yesterday my Traction Control light came on. Ignoring it, I took a 5 minute drive and parked my car. From then, I couldn't get it out of park. The shift stick was stuck. I turned the car off, and quickly shift it to drive or reverse and that works and seems to be the way how I still travel.
If I turn the car on, and wait a few seconds, it will remain stuck. Basically I have to quickly change gears after turning the car on.
So after reading through some old posts on the forums, a few suggestions were to change out the brake lights. Then I found someone mentioning a bad battery could have caused this.
So I remembered a few weeks back while on the road, I made a right turn and my car just went dead with the battery light on. Panicking, I turned the car off and back on, and it drove fine, even to today."I had same problem a week ago, replaced two ecm units, turns out the battery was putting out too many amps. Check battery, make sure you have correct one, replace ecm, if your battery fried it."
I know to some of you it's an obviously answer, but I'm trying to narrow down the problem. Do you guys think my battery is bad and it's causing the TC problem? The reason I ask is, since it's an old car I just assume a problem is just a random problem (not a bright answer).
Thanks for the read and I do appreciate any advice on this.
-Traction Control light on
-Stuck on park
-Battery light came on couple weeks back, but only once
-New ECM changed months ago
-Disconnecting battery doesn't work
***Also, not sure if this is related, but lately I have to step on the gas for the car to start after refilling the tank. I was thinking fuel filter? or related problem?***