Chrysler

Chrysler Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Chrysler
This answer was rated:

It is stuck in park. The brake interlock is releasing and

It is stuck in park...
It is stuck in park. The brake interlock is releasing and the lever will move to the right side, but the shift lever will not move into gear/to the rear.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: The transmission is original - 2006. The brake switch is working. I can hear it and the shift lever is able to move to the right when the brake is on. The release that is under the bezel at the right rear also releases it. But, it will not go any further.
JA: What is the model of your '06 Chrysler?
Customer: Pacifica
JA: Are you fixing your Pacifica yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It is stuck in the parking lot at my office. I need to at least get it out of park so I can have it towed. So far, I have tried what I outlined above. I have also rocked the car to see if that would spring the transmission loose.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No. I think that is it.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chrysler Question
Answered in 52 minutes by:
9/6/2017
Robert R
Robert R, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chrysler
Satisfied Customers: 4,555
Experience: 28 years experience, ASE Master Certified, Chrysler Master Certified, Sprinter Van Certified
Verified

Hello, welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is*****'m a Certified Auto Technician with 30+ years experience. I will do my best to assist you. please keep in mind that I may need to ask questions of you before I can answer. When you reply please feel free to add as much detailed information as possible pertaining to your concern.

These shifters have a two stage shifter interlock. From what you explaining, it appears that the brake shift interlock is function properly but the problem may actually be with the key portion of the interlock. At the shifter is two separate cables, the larger one is the shift cable that leads to the transmission. The smaller one is for the ignition interlock. Sometimes, the pivot or spring that this cable is attached to in the shifter pops off or breaks. When this happens, it won't shift out of park. Check this part of the interlock and let me see if you find anything broken....

Keep me posted...

Thank you,

Robert

Ask Your Own Chrysler Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I used a screwdriver to pull to the left the cable on the left side. This put enough tension on it to release the interlock, which let me get it out of Park. I am driving it in N, D, and R until I can get it fixed. I am glad that the key will release when the engine is in neutral.

That is definitely a clue as to where the problem is at. The problem may be in the adjustment for the ignition interlock. The key should NOT be able to be removed in Neutral. I suspect that if you adjust the interlock cable that you should get it to work properly...

Let me know if you need additional info.

Thank you,

Robert

Robert R
Robert R, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chrysler
Satisfied Customers: 4,555
Experience: 28 years experience, ASE Master Certified, Chrysler Master Certified, Sprinter Van Certified
Verified
Robert R and 87 other Chrysler Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Robert R Your Own Question
Robert R
Robert R
Robert R, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chrysler
Satisfied Customers: 4,555
4,555 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 28 years experience, ASE Master Certified, Chrysler Master Certified, Sprinter Van Certified

Robert R is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat.

StanSayre, PA

I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP.

TOM WHITTAKERUSA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

Rev. Jerry BaysingerHolts Summit, Mo

I recently asked a question about my 2005 dodge ram, and I just wanted to let my Expert know that he hit the nail squarely on the head with his answer. I wanted to thank him again.

GregPittsburgh, PA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

JerryHolts Summit, MO

Thank you so much for your answer. My initial estimate was $325; I got it done for $100 - part and labor.

Lynn B.Ormond Beach, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Aftermarket & Factory Electronics

523 satisfied customers

Cert. Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years

Chris (aka - Moose)

Chris (aka - Moose)

Technician

459 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Paul M ASE Master

Paul M ASE Master

ASE Master Tech

118 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech 20+ Years

Ivan

Ivan

ASE Certified Master Technician

56 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech w/ 20+ years in the field. Self employed for 9 years. Member of AUTOLAB radio show.

Amedee

Amedee

Chrysler Technician

884 satisfied customers

ASE certified Technician advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Jerry

Jerry

Master Mechanic

696 satisfied customers

ASE Master tech. 30+ years mechanic, shop forman, service manager

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

357 satisfied customers

#@ years in the Automotive repair field.

< Previous | Next >

Related Chrysler Questions
Can't take car out of park. Pacifica. 2005. Would it be a
Can't take car out of park JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up? Customer: Yes JA: What is the model/year of your Chrysler? Customer: Pacifica JA: What year is your Pacifica?… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
Have no consistent heat on my 2007 pacifica, sometimes it
have no consistent heat on my 2007 pacifica, sometimes it will blow warm air for maybe a minute then go cold again. have changed the thermostat and flushed system. no leaks and fluid level is topped o… read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,128 satisfied customers
Have a 2008 Chrysler Pacifica 4.0 all will drive that the
Have a 2008 Chrysler Pacifica 4.0 all will drive that the rear end shakes pretty bad between 25 and 30 miles an hour no visible part is damaged upon inspection where we go from here?… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
I have a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. I'm trying to replace
I have a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. I'm trying to replace passenger side tie-bar. I've got as for as pulling back the rubber sleeve and found a knuckle joint (near middle of car), I can't figure out how … read more
heavy_chevy_396
heavy_chevy_396
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,518 satisfied customers
Ongoing voltage problem with 2007 Chrysler pacf. Pacifica.
the car alt test good, Battery test good but the ability to gen voltage gomes and goes. … read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
I purchased a 2017 pacifica and the front end scrapes on
I purchased a 2017 pacifica and the front end scrapes on everything … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,128 satisfied customers
Change computer still not workie. 2005 Chrysler Pacifica.
Change computer still not workie JA: What is the model/year of your Chrysler? Customer: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica JA: Are you fixing your Pacifica yourself? What have you tried so far? Customer: Change c… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
3,996 satisfied customers
Broke engine valve head, 135000, pacifica 3.5 l 2004, 2004,
i would like to now, 300M is same engine valve head like pacifica … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
2005 Pacifica. Blower works intermittently. I think it's the
2005 Pacifica. Blower works intermittently. I think it's the control module, but not sure. … read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,702 satisfied customers
2017 Pacifica engine light on 12,000 m light steady not
2017 Pacifica engine light on 12,000 m light steady not blinking … read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
2008 Chrysler Pacifica torque converter is staying in lockup
2008 Chrysler Pacifica torque converter is staying in lockup mode … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
Ysler pacifica 2008 stalls out while driving, engine light
Ysler pacifica 2008 stalls out while driving JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving? Customer: engine light on and off. Car stalls while driving JA: Are you fixin… read more
rpmdiag
rpmdiag
High school
7,107 satisfied customers
2005 PACIFICA. COMPUTER MALFUNCTIONING. CHECK ENGINE LITE
2005 PACIFICA. COMPUTER MALFUNCTIONING. CHECK ENGINE LITE ON, TRACTION CONTROL, AIR BAG, SEAT BELT, TRIED DISCONNECTING BATTERY CABLES FOR 5 MINUTES, TOUCHING TOGETHER, RECONNECT.......DID NOT HELP. … read more
Brad
Brad
Technician at Dodge Dealership
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12 satisfied customers
2007 Pacifica needs a new transmission don't know if it's
2007 Pacifica needs a new transmission don't know if it's worth it. On a fixed income buy a new car or repair… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
My 2005 Pacifica is stuck in park. It appears this happens a
My 2005 Pacifica is stuck in park. It appears this happens a lot on Pacificas as I see on the internet. How to get it out of park??? I cant even tow to get it fixed. Was there a recal on this???? … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,128 satisfied customers
I have a 06 pacifica, the engine is surging and the
I have a 06 pacifica, the engine is surging and the instrument console is freaking out. i had the engine checked and got the codes U110C loss of fuel level measure, U0155 lost communication with clust… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
3,996 satisfied customers
2005 Chrysler Pacifica V6 AWD Fully Loaded Engine was
2005 Chrysler Pacifica V6 AWD Fully Loaded Engine was changed and now for some reason the whole center console has no power, such as AC, Fan Blowers, Radio, the whole center console! Also noticed powe… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
2006 pacifica....check engine light and gascap indicator
2006 pacifica....check engine light and gascap indicator stays on even after having entire catalytic coverter system replaced as well as new gas cap and mechanic doing thorough inspection and found no… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
3,996 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x