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I have a 95 Subaru Impreza outback. I can start the vehicle…

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I have a 95 Subaru Impreza outback. I can start the vehicle but when I depress the brake it will not allow me to put it in gear. When I turn off the car the steering wheel doesn't lock. Any ideas??
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Subaru Mechanic: tamaz, Subaru master technician replied 2 years ago
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Hi,do you know if the brake lamps are operating?Any problems manually overriding the shift interlock?Any aftermarket equipment on the car?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Brake lamps are working fine. No problems overriding the shift interlock and the vehicle is all stock. No modifications made to this vehicle.
Subaru Mechanic: tamaz, Subaru master technician replied 2 years ago

Thanks,the next step would be to remove the center console so you can get access to the shift lock solenoid to check for voltages,most times we see good voltage at the solenoid but find the solenoid will not fully move because the plunger that releases the shifter is coated with soda,coffee and other things that make it sticky especially in colder temps,the fix is still to replace it,thanks for your time.

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