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Old 22 Sep 2006, 06:29 pm   #1 (permalink)
carolann
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I went to grocery store with no problems or any indications of any
problems with car at all. I have a 94 Toyota Camry, 4 cyl, 4 door. I
started it up and it would not BUDGE out of park. It starts up,
everything goes on as usual. It's just stuck.

A friend tried rocking it back and forth and tried again and nothing.
Someone said it could be a solenoid problem. Another said they thought
a coin or something might have dropped into the slit where the shift
gear is and its stuck.

I lost my job 2 weeks ago and do not have money to get it towed or
repaired. I could not go on interviews for a job as I had no
transportation. I'm in a catch 22 situation. If anyone has any idea
what they think it could be and how to fix it I would truly appreciate
it.

God Bless,

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Old 22 Sep 2006, 08:14 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On my wifes' 97 Camry there is a square cap in front of the "P" on the
consule. When you pry the cap off there is a button underneath. Pressing
that button releases the shifter.
Hope this helps.

"carolann" <croats@cox.net> wrote in message
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>I went to grocery store with no problems or any indications of any
> problems with car at all. I have a 94 Toyota Camry, 4 cyl, 4 door. I
> started it up and it would not BUDGE out of park. It starts up,
> everything goes on as usual. It's just stuck.
>
> A friend tried rocking it back and forth and tried again and nothing.
> Someone said it could be a solenoid problem. Another said they thought
> a coin or something might have dropped into the slit where the shift
> gear is and its stuck.
>
> I lost my job 2 weeks ago and do not have money to get it towed or
> repaired. I could not go on interviews for a job as I had no
> transportation. I'm in a catch 22 situation. If anyone has any idea
> what they think it could be and how to fix it I would truly appreciate
> it.
>
> God Bless,
>



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Old 23 Sep 2006, 09:13 am   #3 (permalink)
360glitch@gmail.com
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Yes, pressing that button will deactivate the shift lock and should
allow you to put the car into gear. This happened to me not long ago in
my '92. This was just a minor inconvenience, but come to find out the
same thing that was causing this was also causing all of my brake
lights not to work, so you might wanna get that checked out as soon as
possible.

-Corey

lobo wrote:
> On my wifes' 97 Camry there is a square cap in front of the "P" on the
> consule. When you pry the cap off there is a button underneath. Pressing
> that button releases the shifter.
> Hope this helps.
>
> "carolann" <croats@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:1158967775.964819.219960@k70g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
> >I went to grocery store with no problems or any indications of any
> > problems with car at all. I have a 94 Toyota Camry, 4 cyl, 4 door. I
> > started it up and it would not BUDGE out of park. It starts up,
> > everything goes on as usual. It's just stuck.
> >
> > A friend tried rocking it back and forth and tried again and nothing.
> > Someone said it could be a solenoid problem. Another said they thought
> > a coin or something might have dropped into the slit where the shift
> > gear is and its stuck.
> >
> > I lost my job 2 weeks ago and do not have money to get it towed or
> > repaired. I could not go on interviews for a job as I had no
> > transportation. I'm in a catch 22 situation. If anyone has any idea
> > what they think it could be and how to fix it I would truly appreciate
> > it.
> >
> > God Bless,
> >


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Old 23 Sep 2006, 10:19 am   #4 (permalink)
Daniel
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360glitch@gmail.com wrote:
> This happened to me not long ago in
> my '92. This was just a minor inconvenience, but come to find out the
> same thing that was causing this was also causing all of my brake
> lights not to work

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In that case, check the brake switch at the top of the brake pedal and
adjust if needed.
The brakes have to activate before the car will shift out of Park.
The over ride button temporarily defeats the shift interlock.

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