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cloe0626, Auto Mechanic
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 824
Experience:  was a mechanic in the army for four years and have been working at a dealer ship the past five years
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Gear shift is stuck in park, but the car seems to be in

Customer Question

Gear shift is stuck in park, but the car seems to be in neutral and won't start
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: 08 Where's the brake switch?
JA: What is the model of your '08 Dodge?
Customer: Avenger
JA: Are you fixing your Avenger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I just tried to press the pink tabs underneath the shift via online instructions that's about it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: the brake and steering wheel seems to be locked
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

your brake switch has went out it is located behind the brake pedal it tells the car that the pedal is being pressed the car won't go out of park with the switch out

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Is there something I can do to fix it?
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

replace the switch its about 15 dollars it will solve your problem if you need anything else let me know and be sure to rate my service when you get the chance