Shifting from Park To Drive

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by fallsguy, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. fallsguy

    fallsguy New Member

    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: Jul 17, 2013
  2. RadoRage

    RadoRage Rockstar

    Welcom to the gmtc. Your question may get more responses in the right forum section.
  3. donyms

    donyms Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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. :glasses:
  4. RayVoy

    RayVoy Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    [MENTION=33253]donyms[/MENTION] 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.
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Moved to general GM tech

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