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My 2011 nissan sentra will not go into park, It ony goes as

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My 2011 nissan sentra will not go into park
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: It ony goes as far as reverse. It drives normally, but the gearshift simpy won't go into park.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: I am pushing the button in, and pressing the brake.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Nissan Mechanic should know about your Nissan?
Customer: and yes not me, but my better half
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

How handy are you ? Do you think you can remove the finisher around the shifter to access the mechanics of the shifter to see if the shifter slide is bound up causing this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok, it would be my significant other, it's dark outside right now, and he is semi literate (haha) about this kind of stuff. would it happen suddenly? I have also had a service engine light on...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if not, I will go to a mechanic. (didnt want to)
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

The Service Engine Soon light won't cause this.

You have a Emergency shifter release. Did you try to remove the cap and press it down to see if the car will go into park?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No--I don't think that's stuck--HOWEVER, i may be imagining this, but it seems like it does not depress all the way. it did fine this morning--and 15 minutes later the problem started.
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Oh, then the shifter cable retainer clip may have let go which will not allow the car to fully push the cable into it's selected part of the shifter.

We can wait till tomorrow if you like to continue this when there is day light?

What time do you think you will be around tomorrow?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
About 6:30-ish, eastern time??
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

That would be perfect. I am EST as well.

Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

To return, all you need to do is log back into and go to My Questions to return back to this question.

Talk to you tomorrow.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Take care and have a good night.

Talk to you tomorrow.