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Car will not shift, told I have bad solenoid and entire gear shift
Assembly has to be replaced. Been told to pull up shift and remove cover, what comes next? Is it difficult to remove and replace this assembly?

Mitch
 

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What exactly do you mean by "won't shift"? Have you pulled the codes?
 

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Car will not shift, told I have bad solenoid and entire gear shift
Assembly has to be replaced. Been told to pull up shift and remove cover, what comes next? Is it difficult to remove and replace this assembly?

Mitch
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are you saying the transmission does not change gears -

OR are you saying you can not move the shift lever out of PARK -
 

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Sounds to me like he's talking about the gear shift assembly in the console.
 

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............. and have you checked the shift cable quadrant ( lever ) on top of the transmission shaft - in the engine compartment 18" in front of where your gas pedal toes would lie................
 

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Can't shift out of park, have to press button under ashtray to shift. Been told solenoid is getting signal
But the whole gear assembly has to be replaced. Is that true and if it is how do you remove assembly, is it difficult? I know you have to pull gear shift up to remove and then pry plastic cover off starting from the back. What should I be doing next?
 

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Start by pulling the DTCs. Post them AND their definitions.

Not sure what "gear assembly" you are talking about, but I suspect you might mean the shift assembly (#51). Unfortunately I think the shift lock solenoid is part of that and may not be serviceable separately. That said, I would not rule it out until I opened it up and inspected it. If that's the case and is what you need I'd check a bone yard or Ebay. Opening up the console is easy. Just remove the shift knob by pulling straight up on it. Then lift the wood grain cover by prying up on the trailing edge. Once in there, the shift mechanism comes out pretty easily. Before I installed a DTS floor console in my DHS I remove it to clean and lube it. I don't remember the details, but it was easy.


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