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The reason it may not come out of park may be because the brake lights are not working, another may be that the shift interlock system solenoid is faulty, please check the brake lights, if they are not working check or replace the STOP fuse on the fuse panel inside at the left lower dash, if that fixes it let me know if the other problem still persists.
Thanks, ***** ***** me know here what happens and we'll go from there.
It's right there in the console, just remove the shifter cover, not the part with the shift indicator, from the console
you should be able to see the solenoid and the rod connected to the shifter and the moving parts, sometimes these can get stuck and a little cleaning and lubricating will free things up.
At this time I don't think so, I thought it may be a good idea to fix the stuck in park issue first. Doesn't sound like that's a shifter issue because all shift positions seem to be normal, could be a transmission solenoid problem, is the check engine light staying on now?
hello, how's it going? Do you still need help with the transmission issue?
Thanks for the reply, a transmission solenoid won't cause this, all the solenoids do is to upshift and downshift the transmission, the shift selector is connected mechanically to the valve body, by shifting into park and the other gears you're moving a control rod that is attached to the main shift valve in the valve body, the park position is pure mechanical and no electronics are involved, carefully check the shift selector motion on the transmission or I have a better idea, disconnect the shift cable from the transmission and manually move the shift selector on the transmission by hand and see if you still get this same problem, make sure the car is in park first with the e brake on, engine running at idle and best block the wheels, then move the shift selector on the transmission from park to reverse and in to neutral and D and see if it acts normally now, it sounds to me this is a mechanical problem let me know how that goes.
I know about the recall for the ECMs on this Corolla but if your not getting the check engine light I don't think it's a problem and I've never seen this due to a computer malfunction, just out of curiosity check the ECM part number, the computer is located below the glove box under a black plastic cover, remove it and give me the part number, it will start with the numbers 09661 and then letters and numbers this will tell me if the computer is recalled.
You're welcome, if you can, have a diagnostic check done for the check engine light, most of the larger auto parts chain stores do that at no charge if you don't have a code reader yourself.
Thanks, ***** ***** seen some very strange transmission issues caused by a faulty computer, it's definitely an internal problem and it can still be a computer problem because it may activate the wrong solenoids so even though you have selected a certain gear position it may electronically select a different gear. We better make sure and see if there are any codes related to the transmission in the computer
That's no problem ,been kind of busy myself as you probably noticed, I'll be online as much as I can in the next few days.
Thanks for the update, David.