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daewoo leganza: I just bought a 2001 DaeWoo leganza. The only

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I just bought a 2001 DaeWoo leganza. The only problem is that the transmission shifting lever doesn't want to shift out park always. Its like your not putting your foot on the brake before shifting out of park. I try pumping on the brake really fast and also the buton on the lever. I can always use the key to insert on the shifting area to release it out of park and it comes out no prob everytime. Can I lube the button on shifting lever linkage or by the brake pedal can I clean the brake lamp connection switch or what do you think I should do. I have average mechanics skills so I can try anything you suggest. Thanks in advance!
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When the shifter will not release from Park, check the rear brake lights and see if they are working when the brake pedal is depressed.

if the light are not working, the problem will be the Stop Lamp Switch located at the top of the brake pedal arm. Most commonly, the internal plunger of the switch is faulty, so unfortunately, "cleaning" the connections will usually not solve the problem. Inspect the electrical connector for any loose or broken wires. Inspect the switch mounting points and make sure there are no loose or missing parts. If the visual inspection checks ok, replacing the switch will solve the problem. This is actually the more common problem on these vehicles.
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If the brake lights are working, and still will not shift from Park, the problem will be in the Shift Interlock System. More commonly, this is a problem with the Shift Interlock Solenoid. Again, usually an internal failure, so "cleaning" is not usually a cure. The solenoid is mounted to the side of the Shifter Assembly. Inspect the electrical connector and inspect the Shifter Assembly for any problems that may keep the solenoid from engaging. If the visual inspection checks ok, replace the Solenoid.
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