Acura Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello and welcome to just answer and allowing me to assist you. Have you checked all fuses inside fuse block usually the gauge and brake fuse feed the shift lock if all ok you may need to access the lock solenoid to check for power and continuity. But in the mean time you can over ride that shift lock by opening the little cover and pushing down the over ride button as you shift. I'll give you a pick of what your looking for because there are a few different ones and locations. Hope this helps for now anf if you require further assistance I''l be happy to do so. Please rate my answer , thank you.
if pushing down the over ride does not release the shiftier you may have a mechanical problem , undo the cable end at the transmission and try that.
aw then the problem is internal in the trans mission, You may have to drop the transmission pan to investigate. the park pawl might be stuck or damaged.
by the sounds of it yes, if you have disconnected the shift cable at the trans mission you have eliminated any cable and shiftier mechanism problems and the problem is inside the transmission. Like I said either park pawl issues or valve body problems. The only way you can further tell is to drop the transmission pan to check.I'll send a couple pics to show you what I mean. one is a pic of a broken pawl that stops the shiftier from working.
Yes you can make adjustments at the neutral safety switch by loosening the two screws on each side of it and slightly rotating it so it starts in the park and neutral gate. Also the part of the lever that's attached to the transmission is slotted so when the transmission is in park, with the cable disconnected put the indicator in park and tighten the nut.
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Originally you said when you disconnected the shift cable from the transmission it shifted fee and easy is it now hooked back up to the transmission?
Like I said previously if it shifts easy and free disconnected and stiff when hooked back up to the tranny then it's in the tranny the problem . drop the pan and check the valve body.