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Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician
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Key will not come out. Can manually push actuator in column

Customer Question

Key will not come out.
Can manually push actuator in column and remove.
Transmission will not start out in 1st gear.
I can drop the shifter to 1st but feels like 2nd or 3rd in pulling power.
Manually shift to 4th and it shifts once.
50 MPH, tach is approx. 2200 rpm, use to be 13 or 14..
Does not coast, seems to be decelerating.
RPM's slow on drop, torque converter locked?
All started at the same time. Switched out A/B solenoids in transmission (no help)
Replaced wire connector at shifter.(Broken wire)
Sounds like it migt be key switch??
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 2 years ago.

Hi, My Name is***** have over 20 years experience repairing vehicles. I am a ASE Certified Master Auto Technician. I am confident we can resolve your problem together.Please remember I don't know your skill level. I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies to get to a satisfactory resolution.I also try to give all of the information you may need expecting a positive rating. If there is any reason I cannot get a positive rating please let me know.

I would address the ignition switch being locked before I did anything else. These are pretty common for ignition switch problems.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
at this point ???Doors unlock when it goes to park, makes me think shifter is working? When I first get in and turn key on there is a faint ding(bell?) not sure what that is. Didn't use to do it.
Trouble codes are as follows:
P0135/ Oxygen sensor heater Bank1 sensor1
P0740/ Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Open
P0753 Shift solenoid A electrical
P0758 Shift solenoid B electrical
P0785/Shift Timing Solenoid Malfunction
P1860/Torque Converter Clutch Pulse Width Modulation Solenoid Circuit
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Just not sure on where to start at the key switch. Looks as if the only electrical to the shifter is 5 wires on a 6 pin plug in .can you help??
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 2 years ago.

There is a lock release in the shifter that may be causing your problem. Also there is a ign0 fuse in the IP fuse box which is also for the transmission I would check for power to it also.

Expert:  Tool Hut replied 2 years ago.