I have tried that. the only way i can shift out of park once the SUV is started is by going to 4wd low. putting either the transfer out of 4wd will not allow me to select any gears on the transmission.
could i have a shift interlock or lock control issue or is this potential a sympton of something much larger?
to be clear, the truck is only in 4L because i put it into 4L after starting. Once the car is turned on, i cannot shift out of park unless i put the transfer into 4wd. once i take the car out of 4wd, it doesnt matter what the transmission select says, the car operates as if its in neutral and trying to select a different position will cause screetching.
As i mentioend, i need to jump start the car to get it on. is there an electrical tie in that may be the reason why the ATP light is on, why i need to shift to 4wd to get the transmission out of park and why i cannot put the transfer into 2wd?
unfortunately, the battery was just replaced 2 months ago. the car was in an accident on monday and made it theXXXXXhome (125 miles) and then wouldnt start afteward. my suspicion is alternator isn't working due to the accident as that may explain why a new battery isn't working properly and the car needs to be jumped.
What i would really like to be able to do, is get the car back drivable so i can drive it to a repair shop. but as is, even if jump started then i get the ATP light and cannot shift the transmission selector out of park wihtout changing the transfer control to 4L. in that mode, i can drive around 15mph max.
No, the shifter will not move from Park when the car is off. it only moves from Park when the car is on after the transfer is set to 4wd. i havent tried the shift over-ride switch
Turning the key one click forward and depressing the brake light does allow me to shift out of park and into neutral. should i try to jump start the car now while it is in neutral instead of park?
Jay - you're the man! that worked. car started, no ATP light and did a quick little joy ride around the street and hit up to 40mph then turned the car off and restarted just to make sure.
Out of question, what was causing the ATP problem and is it something i should be concerned with?