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sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech
Category: Dodge
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced Certified, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Master Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
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Stuck in park, yes brake lights work. Not sure about the

Customer Question

stuck in park
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: yes brake lights work. Not sure about the codes.
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2013 Big Horn 4x4 1500
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: trying to fix myself b/c I can't have it towed. Back into a position tow truck can't get to it.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I can hear what sound like a silonoid
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are a handful of things that could prevent the shifter from moving from park. If you do hear a click when pressing and releasing the brake pedal then the brake/shifter interlock should be operable. You could have a problem with the shifter itself, the cable, it could possibly be in the trans.

Do you have a column or floor shifter?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hello,
Column shifter. I hear the "clicking" noise when I try to move the shifter itself. Does not happen when pressing and releasing the brake pedal.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Do all brake lamps work?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I check them out and all are working when brake is pressed.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

The interlock solenoid is on the shift cable at the steering column area. What you'll want to do is feel the solenoid to see if it's clicking when pressing and releasing the brake. If not then a test light should be used to see if it turns on and off when pressing and releasing the pedal. If ok then the shift cable will need to be replaced.