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    Default Shifting from Park To Drive

    Good morniing.
    I'm a new kid on the block and own a 1998 Chevy 1500 Silverado, with just over 200,000 mi. lately I've been having trouble getting the shifter to move from the Park Position into Drive or any other gear. Most of the time I have to pump the beake and try to move the shifter at the same time. This can take up to 4 min. sometimes. I've tried shutting off the engine and starting over, but that doesn't help. Any suggestions?
    Falls Guy
    Last edited by fallsguy; 07-17-2013 at 06:09 PM. Reason: Wording

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    Welcom to the gmtc. Your question may get more responses in the right forum section.
    2011 Silverado 1500 TX Edition 5.3L V8

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    Welcome to the club, it's great to have you aboard. I don't know much about your year but it sounds like an adjustment to me. Try the tech section, there are many on here with that model truck.

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab SportSide: See Mods in My Garage

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    @donyms is right, it is probably an adjustment.There is a thing called a brake interlock that keeps the tranny from accidentally going from P to D.
    The foot brake must be applied before the shifter can move. Your lock is either broken, worn, or out of adjustment.

    '09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
    '05 Envoy XL (sold)

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    Moved to general GM tech

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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