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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
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The gear level it wont move to reverse or others gears

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the gear level it wont move to reverse or others gears
JA: Good to know. The mechanics have tons of experience dealing with this sort of thing. How old is your transmission?
Customer: 2004 Honda pilot 3.5L
JA: Ok. We'll get you to one of the go-to transmission guys. Other than the problems you mentioned, how has the car been running?
Customer: ok
JA: Noted. IÂ’ll pass this info along to the mechanic so that he can get you a quick fix. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: I can drive the car due to no shifting
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: maybe
JA: Anything else I can tell the Honda Mechanic before I connect you two?
Customer: not really
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
This may take 2 people but can you tell me if the brake lights are working?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes I have brake lights when I push the brake pedal
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
When you push on the brake pedal you should hear a click by the shifter which is the interlock solenoid. If the idle speed is too high it will not unlock. There is a small cover that can be removed by prying it off with a screw driver. In that slot you should be able to insert your key and push down to unlock the shifter. If it still will not move then the cable is most likely bad.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't hear the click noise, also when you turn the key on it show like the car is in drive not on park, and yes if I push the level in the small slot it move true the gears but hard
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are you still there
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
and you want for me to pay for this, really
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!The interlock solenoid may not be turning on and off because it doesn't see the trans is in park. You may have a range sensor or wiring issue, or it's possible the shift cable is broken or out of adjustment.Are you able to push the vehicle or do you feel a hard mechanical lock?